Aethelbehrt -...

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Aethelbehrt  -   ∙ King of Kent in 570s-580s, had married Frankish King Charibert's daughter, the  former had been required to allow a Frankish bishop and retinue into his kingdom. Pope Gregory,  sent a monk named Augustine (d. 605) to Kent in 597, whom Aethelbehrt allowed to preach from  a monastery in Canterbury. The King and his people soon converted to Roman Catholicism, and  Augustine became Archbishop of Canterbury. East Saxons then converted around 604, with a  bishop posted to London. Though Essex and Kent kings reverted to paganism after Aethelbehrt's  616 death, they soon returned to the faith under Kent's Eadbald and Eorcenberht (616-64).  Augustine (d. 605)  -   ∙ Pope Gregory sent a monk named Augustine (d. 605) to Kent in 597,  whom Aethelbehrt allowed to preach from a monastery in Canterbury. The King and his people  soon converted to Roman Catholicism, and Augustine became Archbishop of Canterbury. 
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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