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Eorcenberht, King of Kent

Also Known As: "Eorcenbert"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kent, England
Death: Died in Kent, England
Cause of death: Yellow Plague
Place of Burial: Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Eadbald, King of Kent and Emma des Francs
Husband of Saint Seaxburh, Abbess of Ely
Father of Ecgbeorht I, King of Kent; Hlothere, King of Kent; Saint Eormenhild; Saint Eorcongota "The Holy Virgin" and Eormenhild
Brother of Saint Eanswythe, Abbess of Folkestone and Eormenred

Occupation: King of Kent
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About Eorcenberht, King of Kent

From Wikipedia:

Eorcenberht of Kent (d.14 July 664) was king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Kent from 640 until his death, succeeding his father Eadbald[1].

The Mildrith legend[1] suggests that he was the younger son of Eadbald, and that his older brother Eormenred was deliberately passed over, although another possibility is that they ruled jointly.

According to Bede (HE III.8), Eorcenberht was the first king in Britain to command that pagan "idols" (cult images) be destroyed and that Lent be observed. After the death of Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury, Eorcenberht appointed the first Saxon archbishop, Deusdedit, in 655.

Eorcenberht married Seaxburh of Ely[2], daughter of king Anna of East Anglia. They had two sons, Ecgberht and Hlothhere, who each consecutively became king of Kent, and two daughters who both were eventually canonized: Saint Eorcengota became a nun at Faremoutiers Abbey on the continent, and Saint Ermenilda became abbess at Ely. -------------------- Earcobeorht, King of Kent (1) M, #150257, d. 14 July 664 Last Edited=20 Nov 2005

    Earcobeorht, King of Kent was the son of Eadbeald, King of Kent. (1) He married Sexburgh (?), daughter of Anna, King of the East Angles. 

He died on 14 July 664. (2)

    Earcobeorht, King of Kent succeeded to the title of King Earcobeorht of Kent in 640. (1)

Children of Earcobeorht, King of Kent and Sexburgh (?) -1. Ecgbeorht I, King of Kent+1 d. 4 Jul 673 -2. Lothere, King of Kent (1) d. 6 Feb 685 -3. Earcongota (?) (2)

Forrás / Source: http://www.thepeerage.com/p15026.htm#i150257

-------------------- Earcobeorht, King of Kent was the son of Eadbeald, King of Kent.1 He married Sexburgh (?), daughter of Anna, King of the East Angles. He died on 14 July 664. 2

    Earcobeorht, King of Kent succeeded to the title of King Earcobeorht of Kent in 640.1

Children of Earcobeorht, King of Kent and Sexburgh (?)

   * Ecgbeorht I, King of Kent+1 d. 4 Jul 673
   * Lothere, King of Kent1 d. 6 Feb 685
   * Earcongota (?)2

Citations

  1. [S38] John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 64. Hereinafter cited as Dynasties of the World.
  2. [S58] E. B. Fryde, D. E. Greenway, S. Porter and I. Roy, editors, Handbook of British Chronology, 3rd edition (London, U.K.: Royal Historical Society, 1986), page 13. Hereinafter cited as Handbook of British Chronology.

-------------------- Earcobeorht, King of Kent (1) M, #150257, d. 14 July 664 Last Edited=20 Nov 2005

    Earcobeorht, King of Kent was the son of Eadbeald, King of Kent. (1) He married Sexburgh (?), daughter of Anna, King of the East Angles. 

He died on 14 July 664. (2)

    Earcobeorht, King of Kent succeeded to the title of King Earcobeorht of Kent in 640. (1)

Children of Earcobeorht, King of Kent and Sexburgh (?) -1. Ecgbeorht I, King of Kent+ (1) d. 4 Jul 673 -2. Lothere, King of Kent (1) d. 6 Feb 685 -3. Earcongota (?) (2)

Forrás / Source: http://www.thepeerage.com/p15026.htm#i150257 -------------------- Eorcenberht of Kent From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Eorcenberht of Kent (d.14 July 664) was king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Kent from 640 until his death, succeeding his father Eadbald.[1] The Mildrith legend[2] suggests that he was the younger son of Eadbald, and that his older brother Eormenred was deliberately passed over, although another possibility is that they ruled jointly. According to Bede (HE III.8), Eorcenberht was the first king in Britain to command that pagan "idols" (cult images) be destroyed and that Lent be observed. It has been suggested that these orders may have been officially committed to writing, in the tradition of Kentish law-codes initiated by Æthelberht, but no such text survives.[3] After the death of Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury, Eorcenberht appointed the first Saxon archbishop, Deusdedit, in 655. Eorcenberht married Seaxburh of Ely[1], daughter of king Anna of East Anglia. They had two sons, Ecgberht and Hlothhere, who each consecutively became king of Kent, and two daughters who both were eventually canonized: Saint Eorcengota became a nun at Faremoutiers Abbey on the continent, and Saint Ermenilda became abbess at Ely. [edit]Notes

^ Bede; Jane, L. C. (translator) (1903), Ecclesiastical History of the English People, 3 ^ D. W. Rollason, The Mildrith Legend: A Study in Early Medieval Hagiography in England (series "Studies in the Early History of Britain", Leicester University) 1983. ^ Dorothy Whitelock, English Historical Documents. Vol. 1. p. 361. [edit]References

Bede, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People D. P. Kirby, The Earliest English Kings (London: Unwin Hyman, 1991), pp. 42-44

Erconbert, King of Kent (Died AD 664) Erconbert was the son of King Edbald of Kent and his second wife, Emma, the daughter of King Theudebert II of Austrasia. He inherited the Kentish throne upon his father's death in AD 640. According to Bede, he was "the first king to order idols to be destroyed throughout the whole kingdom". He married Princess Sexburga, one of the many saintly daughters of King Anna of East Anglia. Together, they had two sons and two daughters. The eldest daughter, Ercongota, became Abbess of Faremoutier-en-Brie; the younger, Ermengilda, married King Wulfhere of Mercia, and became Abbess of Minster-in-Sheppey and then Ely after her husband's death. The two sons, Egbert and Hlothere were successively Kings of Kent, following their father's death, from the plague, on 14th July AD 664 - the same day as Archbishop Deusdedit of Canterbury. -------------------- Var kung av Kent från 640 fram till sin död.

Källa: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eorcenberht_of_Kent -------------------- Iminfred of Kent [Parents] was born about 605 in Kent, Dorsetshire, England. He was married about 634 in Kent, Dorsetshire, England.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~greenefamily/greene/pafg1704.htm#93188

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