Æthelbert

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Æthelbert

(ˈæθəlˌbɜːt)
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(Biography) a variant spelling of Ethelbert
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Maitland and Montague 1915 contains an excellent collection of essays on English legal history from the earliest days (600-1066) until the beginning of twentieth century, along with some very valuable appendices, including "The Laws of King AEthelbert, A.D.
For example, the practice of wergild, first codified by King AEthelbert (560-1), specified the amount of money paid in compensation for raped widows.
(1) King AEthelbert of Kent enacted laws regulating sanctuary in about 600AD in laws that governed licenses of church sanctuaries where the asylum seeker had to surrender himself and confess his sins, and be supervised by the abbot or church father.
Eliot; 8 Aethelbert of Kent; 9 You've Been Framed; 10 Palladium.
Around the year 600, King Aethelbert of Kent produced written laws in Old English.
Augustine, an Italian missionary to England and first Archbishop of Canterbury, baptizes the Saxon monarch Aethelbert, making him the first Christian king of England.
(3) The first extant itemised list was that of King Aethelbert of Kent, 604, and the modern equivalent is in the claims allowance lists in medical insurance.