Saint Osgyth Merino and Bamboo Top


We currently have 6 in stock.

All our blends are named after things to do with the Chilterns and surrounding areas

Born in Quarrendon, Buckinghamshire (at that time part of Mercia), she was the daughter of Frithwald, a sub-king of Mercia in Surrey, and was the niece of St Edith of Aylesbury and Saint Edburga of Bicester. Her mother was Wilburga, the daughter of the pagan King Penda of Mercia.

Following her death in 700AD Osgyth's burial site at St. Mary the Virgin, Aylesbury became a site of great, though unauthorized pilgrimage; following a papal decree in 1500, the bones were removed from the church and buried in secret. The Catholic Encyclopedia (1913) gives Saint Osgyth no mention. A house in Aylesbury is still called St Osyth's in her honour.

Don’t forget to celebrate her feast day on October 7th.

80% Merino 20% Bamboo

100g shown

Saint Osgyth is a mix of several pinks and blues in Merino and brown bamboo

Although we try to match the true colour in the photograph, please be aware that colours on different monitors differ. Come into the shop to see and feel it in the flesh as it were!

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