5: 'But after the death of Aethelberht
, when his son Eadbald had taken over the helm of state' ['At uero post mortem Aedilbercti, cum filius eius Eadbald regni gubernacula suscepisset']; III.
27-36) which tackles the reigns of kings of Wessex, like Egbert (802-839), AEthelberht
(860-865) and AEthelred (865-871), as well as dealing with the arrival of the Danes.
116) oorum naman caerse nemneo c1000 Naes hit lengra fyrst (Beowulf: 134) c858 IIII oxnum gers (Charter of Aethelberht
in OE Texts: 438) c825 HE 3efaeh swe swe 3i3ent to (Vesp.
List at least 5 sentences (or dooms) decreed by King Aethelberht
600, the Anglo-Saxon king AEthelberht
wrote the first of many legal codes that established different values for different sorts of people,(6) and before long most Germanic tribes used this wergild, or man-price, to define a person's place in society.
The Old English code attributed to King AEthelberht exists in a single manuscript composed in the twelfth century, the Textus Roffensis.
A significant controversy has developed over the precise meaning of Bede's phrase and its implications for the code of AEthelberht.
The first Anglo-Saxon royal convert to Christianity, King AEthelberht of Kent (d.
Bede lists the seven greatest kings, called in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle bretwaldas: AElle of Sussex (late 5th century), Ceawlin of Wessex (560-91/92), AEthelberht of Kent, Raedwald of East Anglia (?
A Collection of English Charters, from the reign of King AEthelberht
of Kent, A.
We know from a letter of King Aethelberht
II of Kent that Eadburga in fact made her pilgrimage and met Boniface himself at Rome, perhaps in 745 when he attended a council there.
Three fully annotated chapters work out this thesis in intricate detail, based on the `overkings' Aethelberht
of Kent, Raedwald of East Anglia, the Deiran and Roman convert Edwin of Northumbria who was defeated and killed by Penda, the pagan ruler of Mercia, followed by the Bernician Celticstyle Christian kings of Northumbria, Oswald and Oswui.