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Æðelbryht

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Æðelbryht, -berht, -briht, es; m. [æðele, bryht bright, excellent. v. beorht] .
Ethelbert king of Kent, for fifty-six years, from A.D. 560-616. Ethelbert was converted to Christianity by the preaching of St. Augustine: v. Augustinus
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  • A. D. 560 [MS. 565], hér, féng Æðelbryht [MS. Æðelbriht] to Cantwara ríce here,

    A. D. 560, Ethelbert succeeded to the kingdom of Kent,

    • Chr. 565; Erl. 17, 18
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  • Ðá wæs ymb syx hund wintra and syxtyne winter fram Drihtnes mennyscnesse, ðæt wæs ymb án and twentig wintra ðæs ðe Agustinus, mid his geferum, to lǽranne on Angel þeóde sended wæs, ðæt Æðelbryht Cantwara cyning æfter ðam hwílendlícan ríce ðæt he six and fíftig wintra wundorlíce hæfde, and ðá to ðam heofonlícan ríce mid gefeán astáh

    anno ab incarnatione Dominica sexcentesimo decimo sexto, qui est annus vicesimus primus, ex quo Augustinus cum sociis ad prædicandum genti Anglorum missus est, Æthelbryhtus [Æthelberht] rex Cantuariorum, post regnum temporale, quod quinquaginta et sex annis gloriosissime tenuerat, æterna cœlestis regni gaudia subiit.

    • Bd. 2, 5; S. 506, 5-9
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  • Hér forþférde Æðelbryht [MS. Æðelberht] Cantware cining, se ríxade lvi wintra here,

    A. D. 616, Ethelbert king of the Kentish people died, who reigned fifty-six years,

    • Chr. 616; Erl. 21, 37
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Æðelbryht, Æðelbryht, es; m.
Ethelbert the second; Æthelbryhtus, the second son of Æthelwulf. This Ethelbert, after the lapse of 239 years from the death of Ethelbert the first in 616, became king of Kent, Essex, Surrey, and Sussex, for five years, from 855 to 860; he succeeded to Wessex on his brother's death, in 860, and reigned five years more over these five counties, from 860 to 865 ; he was therefore king for ten years, from A.D. 855-865:
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  • A. D. 855, ðá féngon Æðelwulfes ii suna to ríce; Æðelbald to Westseaxna ríce; and Æðelbryht to Cantwara ríce, and to Eástseaxena rice, and to Súþrigean, and to Súþseaxena ríce then, A.D. 855,

    Æthelwulf's two sons succeeded to the kingdom; Æthelbald to the kingdom of the West Saxons, and Ethelbert to the kingdom of Kent, and to the kingdom of the East Saxons, and to Surrey, and to the kingdom of the South Saxons,

    • Chr. 855; Th. 129, 16-22, col. 1
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  • A. D. 860, hér, Æðelbald cyning forþférde, and féng Æðelbryht to eallum ðam ríce his bróðor, and se Æðelbryht [MS. Æðelbriht] rícsode v gear here,

    A. D. 860, king Æthelbald died, and Ethelbert succeeded to all the kingdom [Wessex] of his brother, and Ethelbert reigned five years.

    • Chr. 860; Erl. 71, 3-10
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