Glastonbury
Community ID
 
2788
 
Date Founded
 
959 or later
 
Date Terminated
 
970 or later
 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

Two women, Aethelflaed and Aelfswith, have been identified as living as vowesses next to the monastary at Glastonbury. Other women made donations, but none of the records available place them as residing at or near Glastonbury and in association with it (Veiled Women, vol. 2, 93-97). Aelfflaed, widow of Edward the Elder was buried at the abbey, but it is unclear whether or not she lived as a vowess attached the the abbey.

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

Aefflaed, widow of Edward the Elder, donated to the abbey. Aelfgyth had tenuous ties to the abbey in that land she had been given by King Edgar ended up in the abbey's hands after her death.

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

Aethelflaed entertained King Aethelstan and his retinue.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

The women at Glastonbury were individual vowesses connected to a monastary rather than a formal cloistered convent.

 
Contributors
 
Ruth Robbins
 
Date Started
 
959
 
Date Finished
 
970