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Saint Bertha Royal

Reposed 612 Remembered May 1

St Bertha was a Frankish princess who became Queen to St Ethelbert of Kent. She was a Christian who had as her chaplain a Bishop called Liudhard. For their services they used an old Christian church from Roman times .dedicated to St Martin. This maybe the St Martin’s still standing not far from the old Abbey.

possible doorway to original chapel

["Saint", "SouthEast", "Se0020", "Cent06", "Royal"]