Thelberht

Some articles on thelberht:

Æthelberht Of Kent
... Æthelberht (also Æthelbert, Aethelberht, Aethelbert, or Ethelbert) (c ... In the late ninth century Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Æthelberht is referred to as a bretwalda, or "Britain-ruler" ... the marriage probably took place before Æthelberht came to the throne ...
Gregorian Mission - Arrival and First Efforts - Process of Conversion
... By 601, Gregory was writing to both Æthelberht and Bertha, calling the king his son and referring to his baptism ... Why Æthelberht chose to convert to Christianity is uncertain ... strictly for religious reasons, but most modern historians see other motives behind Æthelberht's decision ...
Gregorian Mission - Gregory The Great and His Motivations - Immediate Background
... I decided to send a mission to the Anglo-Saxons, the Kingdom of Kent was ruled by Æthelberht ... Æthelberht was at that time a pagan but he allowed his wife freedom of worship ... of Bertha's biographers states that, influenced by his wife, Æthelberht requested Pope Gregory to send missionaries ...