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Bertha de Paris, Queen of Kent

Also Known As: "Aldeberge", "Aldeburgh", "Bertha Of /Kent/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: Died in Canterbury, Kingdom of Kent
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charibert I, King of the Franks at Paris and Ingoberga de Paris, Queen of Paris
Wife of Saint Ethelbert I, King of Kent
Mother of Eadbald, King of Kent; Æthelburh, Abbess of Lyminge; Daut Aethelbert deKent and Erkinbert King of Kent
Half sister of Berteflede; Clothilde and NN

Occupation: Princess of Paris, Queen of Kent
Managed by: Edwin (Eddie) Durrett
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About Saint Bertha de Paris, Queen of Kent

Saint Bertha (or Aldeberge), Queen of Kent (c. 565-612), was the daughter of Caribert, one of the four brothers who became Kings of the Franks in AD 561. Her mother was the pious Ingoberga. She married the pagan Aethelbert, King of Kent, who promised her the freedom to exercise her own Christian religion. She took as her chaplain to England, Liudhard, a bishop. Ethelbert gave him a little church at Canterbury, built as a Christian mausoleum during the Roman occupation of Britain and still standing. Liudhard restored the building and dedicated it in the name of St. Martin. It is the oldest church in England (excluding Welsh foundations in Cornwall, Herefordshire & Cumbria) and has been used continuously since that time. Bertha was happy with Aethelbert and the couple had at least three children, the future King Edbald and SS. Ethelburga & Edburga. Her character and conduct predisposed her husband in favour of Christianity and when, in AD 596, St. Gregory the Pope, sent a band of missionary monks to England, under Augustine, they were received with respect. The king and many others listened to their teaching. On Whitsunday AD 597, Aethelbert declared himself a Christian and was baptized; and his example was quickly followed by many of his people. He gave his own palace at Canterbury over to Augustine, who founded a church there, now the Cathedral. Aethelbert and Bertha, standing between Augustine and Liudhard, appear in the windows of the nave of Canterbury Cathedral, among the early English saints. Bertha died in AD 612 and, although spoken of in Canterbury as 'St. Bertha,' it is not clear that she has ever been worshipped and she has no dedications -------------------- Bertha of Kent From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saint Bertha or Saint Aldeberge (539 – c. 612) was the Queen of Kent whose influence led to the introduction of Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England. She was canonized as a saint for her role in its establishment during that period of English history. Bertha was the daughter of Charibert I, Merovingian King of Paris.[1] When she married the pagan King Æthelberht of Kent, she brought her chaplain, Liudhard, with her to England [1]. She restored a Christian church in Canterbury, which dated from Roman times, dedicating it to Saint Martin of Tours. The present St Martin's at Canterbury occupies the same site. Augustine of Canterbury, whose Gregorian mission was sent by Pope Gregory I to preach the Gospel in England in 596, owed much of his favorable reception to the influence of Bertha. Anglo-Saxon records indicate that Saint Bertha had two children: Eadbald of Kent Æthelburg of Kent [edit]References

^ Gregory of Tours (539-594), History of the Franks, Book 4 at fordham.edu -------------------- Berthe Meroving was born about 541 in Paris, Seine, France. She died in 580. She married Aethelbert I King of Kent about 560.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~greenefamily/greene/pafg1704.htm#93183

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Bertha of Kent

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See also: Saint Bertha of Val d'Or

Saint Bertha of Kent

Queen and Confessor

Born c. 539, Neustria (now northern France)

Died c. 612, Canterbury, Kent, England

Venerated in Roman Catholic Church; Anglican Communion

Canonized Pre-Congregation

Major shrine St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, Kent (destroyed)

Feast

Attributes Queen holding a model of St Martin's Church, Canterbury

Saint Bertha or Saint Aldeberge (539 – c. 612) was the Queen of Kent whose influence led to the introduction of Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England.

Bertha was the daughter of Charibert I, King of Paris[1]. When she married the pagan King Æthelberht of Kent, she brought her chaplain, Liudhard, with her to England[2]. She restored a Christian church in Canterbury, which dated from Roman times, dedicating it to Saint Martin of Tours. The present St Martin's at Canterbury occupies the same site. Augustine of Canterbury, who was sent by Pope Gregory I to preach the Gospel in England in 596, owed much of his favorable reception there to the influence of Bertha.

St Bertha seems to have had two children:

Eadbald of Kent

Æthelburg of Kent

[edit] External links

Catholic Encyclopedia: Bertha

This article incorporates text from the public-domain Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913.

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Categories: 539 births | 612 deaths | Merovingian dynasty | Anglo-Saxon royal consorts | Anglo-Saxon saints | French Roman Catholic saints | English Roman Catholic saints | Frankish saints | 7th century Christian saints | French saint stubs | United Kingdom saint stubs

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Saint Bertha or Saint Aldeberge (539 – c. 612) was the Queen of Kent whose influence led to the introduction of Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England.

Bertha was the daughter of Charibert I, King of Paris[1]. When she married the pagan King Æthelberht of Kent, she brought her chaplain, Liudhard, with her to England[2]. She restored a Christian church in Canterbury, which dated from Roman times, dedicating it to Saint Martin of Tours. The present St Martin's at Canterbury occupies the same site. Augustine of Canterbury, who was sent by Pope Gregory I to preach the Gospel in England in 596, owed much of his favorable reception there to the influence of Bertha.

St Bertha seems to have had two children:

   * Eadbald of Kent
   * Æthelburg of Kent

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Bertha (?) (1)

F, #156907

Last Edited=20 Nov 2005

    Bertha (?) is the daughter of Charibert (?) and Ingoberg (?). (1) She married Æðelbeorht I, King of Kent, son of Eormenric, King of Kent, before 597. (1)

Child of Bertha (?) and Æðelbeorht I, King of Kent

-1. Eadbeald, King of Kent+ (2) d. 640

Forrás / Source:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p15691.htm#i156907

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Bertha (?) is the daughter of Charibert (?) and Ingoberg (?).1 She married Æðelbeorht I, King of Kent, son of Eormenric, King of Kent, before 597.1

Child of Bertha (?) and Æðelbeorht I, King of Kent

   * Eadbeald, King of Kent+2 d. 640

Citations

  1. [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 12. Hereinafter cited as Handbook of British Chronology.
  2. [S58] Fryde, Greenway, Porter and Roy, Handbook of British Chronology, page 13.
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Saint Bertha de Paris, Queen of Kent's Timeline

539
539
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
575
575
Age 36
Kent, England
595
595
Age 56
Kent, England
612
612
Age 73
Canterbury, Kingdom of Kent
775
775
Age 73
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