Ethelbert


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Eth·el·bert

 (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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Ethelbert

(ˈɛθəlˌbɜːt) or

Æthelbert

n
(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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Eth•el•bert

(ˈɛθ əlˌbɜrt)

n.
A.D. 552?–616, king of Kent 560–616.
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When Augustine was sent by Pope Gregory to Christianise England, in the time of the Romans, he was received and protected by Ethelbert, King of Kent, whose wife, daughter of Charibert, King of Paris, was a Christian, and did much for Augustine.
A classic Anglo-Saxon derivation, Bromley comes from Bromleag , simply meaning 'woodland clearing where broom grows.' The town formed when Ethelbert, the King of Kent (what a title!), granted land in 862 to form the Manor of Bromleag , it was around this manor house that Bromley developed into a town.
Then head to Pittsburgh, where you can march your feet to John Philip Sousas "The Pride of Pittsburgh." In this unique "grand march," Sousa gave tribute to two popular American composers, Stephen Foster and Ethelbert Nevin, both from the Pittsburgh area.
Here St Ethelbert's Catholic Primary School, Wexham Road, Slough, SL2 5QR, is put into focus to show its scores in relation to other schools in the area.
IN THE HEART OF MUMBAI'S ST XAVIER'S COLLEGE LIES THE BLATTER HERBARIUM, NAMED in 1941 for its founder Father Ethelbert Blatter (1877-1934), a Swiss Jesuit in British India.
Melba Joyce Boyd, who also has given us a poem to Aretha Franklin, and Ethelbert Miller's remembrance of Leon-Gontran Damas; 18 stunning images from the collection of Ronald Maurice Ollie, which he has donated to the St.
Y aunque, como el afirma, no quiere escribir con pretensiones teologicas, de facto lo hace, apoyandose para ello en autores como Rudolph Bultmann, Gunther Bornkamm y Ethelbert Stauffer.
Augustine and his companions were received enthusiastically by the king, Ethelbert, whose wife Bertha was a Christian.
Prominent theologians Ethelbert Stauffer and Gerhard Kittel encouraged people to support anti-Jewish police, while criminologists likened Jews to the spirochete bacteria that carry syphilis.
The Ethelbert Gate, an embellished stone archway between the cathedral and the old market place, made sure the people of Norwich would never forget it.
Fully worked-up watercolor studies for two of the resulting works--William Dyce's Baptism of Ethelbert and Daniel Maclise's Spirit of Chivalry--are reproduced.