Female Saints in Early Tudor Chester: Henry Bradshaw's Lives of Werburgh and Radegund

I am currently preparing an edition of the two hagiographic poems of Henry Bradshaw (d. 1513), a monk of St. Werburgh's Abbey in Chester and one of the last English hagiographers to compose substantial Lives of saints before the English Reformation. His poetic Life of St. Werburge (seventh-century Mercian princes and abbess) and Life of St. Radegunde (sixth-century Merovingian queen and nun) offer models of ethical deportment for laywomen and professed religious alike, while also tracing the historical elements of the saints' lives.