Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Eanswith

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Eanswith
b. circa 614, Kent, England; d. circa 1640, Folkestone, England

In 630, Eanswith (Eanswythe, Eanswide) founded Folkestone Abbey, the first nunnery in England. She was financially and logistically supported in this effort by her father, Eadbald, the king of Kent (ruled 616–640). She remained at the abbey until her death and was later canonized by the Catholic Church.

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