Location: Coldingham / Berwickshire, Scotland

Factoid List

View Factoid Type Source Ref. Primary Person Short Description
Occupation Anon.VitCuthberti  ii.3 Anonymous 36 Brother
Occupation Anon.VitCuthberti  ii.3 Anonymi 219 Brother
Occupation Anon.VitCuthberti  ii.3 Æbbe 2 Nun
Office Anon.VitCuthberti  ii.3 Anonymous 36 held office of Cleric
Office Anon.VitCuthberti  ii.3 Æbbe 2 held office of Abbess
Event Anon.VitCuthberti  ii.3   Cuthbert 1 took part in the public prayer in the church of God at Coldingham.
Event Anon.VitCuthberti  ii.3   Cuthbert 1 went to Coldingham monastery, in response to the invitation of Æbbe 2.
Event Anon.VitCuthberti  ii.3   Cuthbert 1 blessed and healed the cleric (Anonymous 36) who had followed to the seashore him the previous night.
Event Anon.VitCuthberti  ii.3   Cuthbert 1 went to the seashore at night, then into the waves and when he came out two sea animals ministered to him, licking his feet, wiping them with their skin and warming them with their breath.
Event Bede.VitCuthbertiPr  10   Æbbe 2 invited Cuthbert 1 to Coldingham. He went and stayed for some days.
Event Bede.VitCuthbertiPr  10   At night Cuthbert 1 would go out to pray. One night a brother of the monastery (Anonymous 48) followed him to the sea-shore. He saw Cuthbert go down to the sea and into deep water. At daybreak he went up on to the land and began to pray once more. At that point two otters came out from the sea and began to warm his feet with their breath and dry them with their fur.
Office Bede.VitCuthbertiPr  10 Æbbe 2 held office of Abbess
Occupation Bede.VitCuthbertiPr  10 Anonymous 48 Brother
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  39   After Eormenburg 1 was seized by a demon, she was healed once Ecgfrith 4 freed Wilfrid 2 on the advice of Æbbe 2.
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  39 Æbbe 2 held office of Abbess
Event Bede.HE  iv.25   Æbbe 2 called Adomnán 2 and asked him about the matter of the fire he had talked about. He said that he had had the vision of a person telling him of the fire which was going to punish the inhabitants of the monastery. As no one, except Adomnán 2 was concerned about their souls' welfare, heaven was preparing vengeance.
Event Bede.HE  iv.19   Æthelthryth 2 received the veil and a habit of a nun from Wilfrid 2.
Office Bede.HE  iv.19 Æbbe 2 held office of Abbess
Office Bede.HE  iv.25 Æbbe 2 held office of Abbess
Office Bede.HE  iv.25 Eadgils 1 held office of Priest
Occupation Bede.HE  iv.19 Æthelthryth 2 Nun
Occupation Bede.HE  iv.25 Anonymous 261 Brother
Event OEMart  128   Æthelthryth 2 received the veil at Coldingham.
Event Anon.LiberEliensis  I.10   Æthelthryth 2 entered the monastic community of the holy Abbess Æbbe 2 ... The monastic house was situated in the place which they call the city of Coldingham. She received the veil of the religious life from Bishop Wilfrid 2.
Office Anon.LiberEliensis  I.10 Æbbe 2 held office of Abbess
Occupation Anon.LiberEliensis  I.10 Æthelthryth 2 Nun
Event Anon.LiberEliensis  I.11   King Ecgfrith 4, who had long been dedicated to chaste marriage with Æthelthryth 2, did not take kindly to divorce from his beloved spouse, and soon began to be immeasurably sorrowful and grief-stricken. Hence, at the suggestion and instigation of his people, he began to remove her forcibly from the convent, despite the fact that she was under the protection of the veil of holiness. Without delay, he went up to the convent where the holy virgin was living, with fury and hullabaloo, and in a great hurry. On hearing him coming, the mother of the community Æbbe 2, advised her that the only means of safety lay in escape. And, Æthelthryth 2 resolved to take action whereby she might remain a virgin for the rest of her life; nor must she rest until she reached her home in Ely. ... Forthwith, this woman who, the day before yesterday, had been mistress over a kingdom, in contempt of earthly sovereignty, entered the monastic life. ... The king, wishing to take her back as his wife, went into action, not failing to set out in pursuit, in the hope that he might perhaps be able to catch her. But the holy woman, groaning and anxious now with redoubled fear, fled under compulsion from her pleasant hiding place and went forth ... Having secretly made a circuit of the place, she came, accompanied by two handmaidens of God, Sewenna 1 and Sewara 1, to a high hill nearby called Coldeburcheshevet and climbed it. ... The sea, leaving its bed and now pouting forth it waters in many directions, surrounded the place up which the holy virgins had climbed, and, as we have learnt from local inhabitants, kept them hidden for seven days on end, without food or drink, as they took their stand together in prayer, and that ... it forgot how to ebb back in the usual manner, so long as the king remained there, or near the place. ... For a long time they had been on top of the summit of the rock and surrounded on all sides by a multitude of waves, and yet the king had found it quite impossible to find any direction from which to approach them. In the end, however, he retreated from the place marvelling at what had happened, and reduced to stupefaction. He Ecgfrith 4 returned to York and thereafter did not regard the confessor of the Lord, Wilfrid 2, favourably in confidential matters, nor with affection, as he had before, but instead for a considerable while harboured anger against him in his breast, and having bided his time, ejected him – the reason being such as we have described – from his Episcopal see. ... The time came when the nuns of the summit of the rock were beginning to duffer, being exceedingly feverish because of the dryness of thirst, so Æbbe 2 urged Æthelthryth 2 to pray to the Lord Christ ... And as she was most earnestly pouring out her prayer to God ... a spring of water straight away broke forth close to her, sparkling clear, and, in answer to her prayers ... the dry rock gushed forth what it did not naturally contain: water which was sufficient for the nuns’ use and did not fail to supply their needs.
Event Anon.LiberEliensis  I.14   In a vision Adomnán 2 was told that his monastery at Coldingham was full of impiety. He told Abbess Æbbe 2 of this. At first the residents of Coldingham heeded this warning but, after the abbess’s death, reverted to their old ways. When Coldingham burnt down the fire was considered punishment for this lifestyle.
Office EMC Coin  2001.0411 (N 194 (Abp Eanbald II)) Eadwulf 59 held office of Moneyer for Eanbald 2
Office EMC Coin  2001.0411 (N 194 (Abp Eanbald II)) Eanbald 2 held office of Archbishop