Hilda of Whitby Timeline

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  • 614 - 680
    Life of Hilda of Whitby.
  • 616 - 633
    Hilda of Whitby and her sister Hereswith raised at the court of King Edwin of Northumbria.
  • 627
    Hilda of Whitby converts to Christianity along with Edwin's court.
  • 633 - 647
    Hilda of Whitby in exile in Kent following Edwin's death.
  • 647
    Hilda of Whitby returns to Northumbria, establishes convent on River Wear.
  • 649
    Hilda of Whitby is Abbess of Hartlepool Abbey.
  • 657
    Hilda of Whitby, granted 1200 acres by King Oswiu of Northumbria, founds Whitby Abbey.
  • 664
    Hilda of Whitby hosts and presides over the Synod of Whitby and establishes Roman Catholicism in Britain.
  • 679
    Hilda of Whitby founds convent at Hackness.
  • c. 680
    Hilda of Whitby dies at the monastery she founded at age 66.