Zoom Talk: The Women of Peterborough

Peterborough Cathedral’s lined up a series of Zoom Talks and to mark International Women’s Day this one gives an insight into some of the city’s interesting female figures from its past.
The latest talk will reveal, among other things, an intriguing link between the nursing heroine Edith Cavell and Henry VII’s mother.
Cathedral tour guide Kate Brown will share this fascinating story and many others involving the city’s famous and remarkable women.
Her presentation will take place on Thursday March 11 at 7.30pm and again on Saturday March 13 at 4pm. Tickets are £5 and they are available via the Cathedral website (www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/143/section.aspx/142/women_kate).
Kate will also shed light on influential Anglo-Saxon saints such as Kyneburgha who founded a convent at Castor and whose Feast Day falls in March; Kyneswitha, the second abbess there; and Tibba – thought to be the niece of King Penda – who established her own convent at Ryhall.
She will make reference to the influence of King Edgar’s wife and the connection with Peterborough’s second Abbey, and flesh out the history of the Cathedral’s other nursing pioneer, Florence Saunders, and local headmistress Margaret Gibson.

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