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 (ĕth′əl-bûrt′) 552?-616.
Anglo-Saxon king who ruled all of Britain south of the Humber, was converted to Christianity by Saint Augustine (597), and codified English law (604).
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(Biography) Saint. ?552–616 ad, king of Kent (560–616): converted to Christianity by St Augustine; issued the earliest known code of English laws. Feast day: Feb 24 or 25
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(ˈɛθ əlˌbɜrt)

A.D. 552?–616, king of Kent 560–616.
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(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.
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List at least 5 sentences (or dooms) decreed by King Aethelberht of Kent.
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. Only two possibilities seem reasonable.
The possibility that AEthelberht's code might be modeled after Latin sources is first mentioned in Felix Liebermann's monumental Gesetze der Angelsachsen.
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 (?-616/27), Edwin of Northumbria (616-33), Oswald of Northumbria (634-42), and Oswiu of Northumbria (642-70) (Bede, Ecclesiastical History II: 5; Yorke, 157-61).
A Collection of English Charters, from the reign of King AEthelberht of Kent, A.D.
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.