medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Phyllis Jestice wrote:
> Everild (d. c. 700)  Everild was a West Saxon noblewoman who became a
> nun at York.  St. Wilfrid gave her some land where she established
> what became a large community of nuns, later named Everildsham (now
> called Everingham).

This could take some disentangling.  Everingham means 'Homestead of the
family or followers of a man called Eofor'.  The church at Everingham is
indeed dedicated to St Everilda, but the Constable family who acquired the
estate in the early 16th century were Roman Catholic, and they are probably
responsible for peddling this nonsense.  There were plenty of nunneries in
the East Riding of Yorkshire, but I can't find a record of one at

In the Salisbury Calendar, 9 July is the Octave of the Visitation of Our

John Briggs

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