Ecgberht of Kent
Ecgberht's court seems to have had many diplomatic and ecclesiastic contacts. He hosted Wilfrid and Benedict Biscop, and provided escorts to Archbishop Theodore and Abbot Adrian of Canterbury for their travels in Gaul.
The Mildrith legend reports that he had his cousins Aethelred and Aethelberht (sons of his uncle Eormenred) killed and had to pay wergild to their sister Domne Eafe; this may reflect a dynastic struggle that ended in the success of Eorcenberht's line.
A charter records his patronage of the monastery at Chertsey.
- Bede, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People
- Kirby, D. P. (1991). The Earliest English Kings. London: Unwin Hyman. pp. 43–44. ISBN 0-04-445691-3.
|King of Kent
with Seaxburh (664-?)