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date: 19 February 2020


(d. 640)
  • S. E. Kelly


Eadbald (d. 640), king of Kent, was the son and successor of Æthelberht I (d. 616?), the first Anglo-Saxon king to accept Christianity, and his wife, Bertha (Ætheburgh) (b. c. 565, d. in or after 601). Eadbald was still an unbaptized pagan at the time of his accession in 616, and he scandalized ...

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Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores [in folio]
Bede, ed. and trans. B. Colgrave & R. A. B. Mynors, OMT (1969); repr. (1991)