Coventry
Community ID
 
2786
 
Dedication
 
St. Osburga?
 
Date Founded
 
1000 or after
 
Date Terminated
 
1043
 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

King Cnut was said to have established the nuns at Coventry.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Leland notes that a house of nuns, founded by King Cnut, existed on the site where Leofric founded a male community in 1043. The nuns were expelled to make room for the male community. Dugdale and Tanner assume that the women's house had been dedicated to St. Osburga. No earlier references are made to the women's community (see secondary sources above). Dugdale attributes the destruction of the women's community to Danes who attacked and destroyed the community in 1016.

 
Contributors
 
Ruth Robbins
 
Contributors Notes
 

This community needs verification.

 
Date Started
 
1000 (ca)
 
Date Finished
 
1043