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(d. 616)

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Bertha

Bertha  

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(d. c.603),queen of Kent. The daughter of Charibert, the Merovingian king at Paris (561–7), and of Queen Ingeborg, Bertha married Ethelbert, king of Kent, at an unknown date. When Augustine arrived ...
Canute

Canute  

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(d. 1086),king of Denmark and martyr, patron of Denmark. An illegitimate son of Swein Estrithson, who was the nephew of Cnut, king of England 1016–35, Canute became king of Denmark in 1081 in ...
Eanswyth

Eanswyth  

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(d. c.640),virgin. The daughter of Edbald, king of Kent and the granddaughter of Ethelbert, Eanswyth refused to marry a Northumbrian prince; instead she founded a nunnery at Folkestone, which she ...
Edwin

Edwin  

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(d. 633),king of Northumbria (617–33). The son of Ælle, king of Deira, Edwin was driven into exile during the reign in Northumbria of *Æthelfryth. With East Anglian aid he defeated and killed ...
Ethelburga

Ethelburga  

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(d. 647),princess of Kent, abbess of Lyming. She was the daughter of Ethelbert, king of Kent, and married Edwin of Northumbria. After his death she returned to Kent with Paulinus and founded the ...
Ethelred and Ethelbricht

Ethelred and Ethelbricht  

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Princes of the royal house of Kent and martyrs. They are not mentioned by Bede: A.S.C. records their death, but not their names, in 640. Their Legend places this about 30 years later. They were the ...
Hereford

Hereford  

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The see was founded in 676 by Putta, Bp. of Rochester, who had fled from the heathen invaders of his diocese. St Ethelbert, King of the East Angles, was buried in the cathedral and, with the BVM, ...
Laurentius

Laurentius  

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(d. 619).Second archbishop of Canterbury. Named Lawrence ‘the priest’, he landed in Kent with Augustine in 597. At Augustine's request he returned to Rome (601) with ‘Peter the monk’ ...
Liudhard

Liudhard  

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(d. c.603),bishop, chaplain of Queen Bertha. Ethelbert king of Kent (560–616) married the Frankish Christian princess Bertha some time before 597, but on condition that she should be free to practise ...
Mellitus

Mellitus  

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(d. 624), Abp. of Canterbury from 619. Sent to England by Gregory I in 601, he was consecrated bishop for the East Saxons in 604. Feast day, 24 Apr.
Oswin

Oswin  

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(d. 651),king of Deira in Northumbria 644–51 and venerated as a martyr. When Oswin's father Osric, king of Deira (i.e. roughly the territory of the former county of Yorkshire), was killed by the ...
St Albans

St Albans  

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A church has existed at Verulamium on the site of the reputed martyrdom of St Alban at least since the time of Bede; c.794 King Offa endowed a monastery. In 1077 Paul of Caen, the first Norman abbot, ...
St Augustine

St Augustine  

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(d. 26 May, between 604 and 609),first archbishop of Canterbury, was sent by Pope Gregory, with some forty monks, to preach the gospel in England in 597. He was favourably received by King Ethelbert ...
St Justus

St Justus  

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(d. c.627), Abp. of Canterbury from 624. He was sent to England in 601 in Gregory I's second band of missionaries and made first Bp. of Rochester in 604. He consecrated St Paulinus for mission work ...
St Paul's cathedral

St Paul's cathedral  

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The first cathedral was founded by *Æthelbert, king of Kent, on the site of a former Roman temple (604); destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt in stone (675–85) by Bishop Earconweald, but was destroyed ...

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