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St Ethelbert

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(d. 616), King of Kent from c.560. He married Bertha, daughter of Charibert, the Frankish king; probably under her influence, he welcomed St Augustine and the Roman mission in ...

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..., St ( d. ?616 ), King of Kent from c. 560 or somewhat later. He married Bertha, daughter of Charibert, the Frankish king; probably under her influence, he welcomed St Augustine and the Roman mission in 597, was himself converted, and then supported the cause of Christianity in his realm. Feast day, 24 Feb.; in modern calendars, 25...

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..., St ( d. c. 794 ), King of the East Angles and martyr. He is said to have been treacherously killed by Offa or his wife, to whose daughter he was to have been betrothed. He was buried at Hereford (q.v.). Feast day, 20...

Æthelberht (Ethelbert), St

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...King and Martyr: The Development of a Legend’, in D. Hill and M. Worthington (eds), Æthelbald and Offa: Two Eighth-Century Kings of Mercia (Oxford, 2005), 59–64. J. Caldwell , ‘St. Ethelbert, King and Martyr: His Cult and Office in the West of England’, Plainsong and Medieval Music 10/1 (2001), 39–46. W. Stubbs in DCB 2 (1880), 215f., s.v. ‘Ethelbert (3)’. A. Todd in ODNB (2004): < https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/8903...

Æthelberht (Ethelbert), St

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...Æthelberht (Ethelbert), St (d. 616?) King of Kent. A descendant of Hengist, the legendary ancestor of the Jutish royal house of Kent, he became king c.560 and is stated by Bede to have extended his power to all England south of the Humber. His marriage with Bertha (d. c .601), daughter of Charibert, the Frankish king, marked the introduction of Christianity into the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, since Charibert insisted that she should be free to practise her Christian faith (Bede, HE 1.25). Probably through Bertha’s influence, he welcomed Augustine and his fellow...

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St Ethelbert

St Ethelbert  

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(d. 616), King of Kent from c.560. He married Bertha, daughter of Charibert, the Frankish king; probably under her influence, he welcomed St Augustine and the Roman mission in 597, was himself ...
St Ethelbert

St Ethelbert  

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(d. c.794), King of the East Angles and martyr. He is said to have been treacherously killed by Offa or his wife, to whose daughter he was to have been betrothed. He was buried at Hereford (q.v.). ...
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 ...
Etheldritha

Etheldritha  

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(d. c.835),recluse. The daughter of Offa, king of Mercia, Etheldritha was sought in marriage by Ethelbert, king of the East Angles. On his death, through her father's treachery, she became a hermit ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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’ ...
Augustine

Augustine  

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Male forename, name of two saints.St Augustine of Canterbury (d. c.604), Italian churchman. Sent from Rome by Pope Gregory the Great to refound the Church in England in 597, he was favourably ...
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...

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