About Eanswythe

About Eanswythe

Seeing Eanswythe

Over the years Eanswythe has been represented in many different ways and continues to be the subject of artistic expression. Here we will be adding examples of some of the many ways she has been seen.

Legends & Belief

Almost nothing is known about Eanswythe. The earliest source to give any information about her is the Kentish Royal Legend, a mid-tenth-century list of Kentish saints. Here James Lloyd explores the legendary accounts of Eanswythe recorded in her vita (life). We will be adding any further references to legend that our research reveals.

The Historical Eanswythe

Andrew Richardson explores what is known about Eanswythe from the early historical sources