Written in English
|Other titles||Offa and Ethelbert, The Saxon princes|
|Series||Three centuries of drama, Three centuries of English and American plays, 1500-1830|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||182|
The Book of Dreams by Tim Severin is the exciting first book in Saxon, the historical adventure series full of epic battles and captivating characters.. A haunting premonition A deadly betrayal. Frankia AD: Sigwulf, a minor Saxon prince, is saved from execution after his family is slaughtered by the ruthless King Offa of Mercia. Mercia was the largest kingdom at that time and for a period of 80 years it had only 2 kings, Ethelbert and Offa, both reigning for approx. 40 years each. King Offa Consolidated His Power Offa came to the throne through a civil war which started with the murder of his predecessor Ethelbert. Offa is not only remembered for his great Dyke, but also as the ‘father-in-law from Hell’! King Ethelbert of East Anglia, Offa and Alfrida. In A.D. Offa had promised his daughter Alfrida in marriage to Ethelbert, who was the king of East Anglia. Legend says that Ethelbert and Elfrida met and fell in love, and became engaged to be married. Æthelfrith, according to the 9th-century Anglo-Saxon genealogies (of doubtful historicity) was the son of Æthelric and grandson of Ida. Æthelfrith married Acha of Deira, daughter of Ælla of Deira. They had eight children: Eanfrith of Bernicia (–) Oswald of Northumbria (c. – 5 August ).
/ Comments Off on Ethelbert Anglo Saxon King of Kent The First English King to Convert to Christianity on the Arrival of St Augustine’s Mission to Kent The reign of Ethelbert would be central to the adoption and conversion to Christianity across the British Isles. One of the most prominent Anglo-Saxon kings, Offa of Mercia in southern England, came to power upon the murder of his cousin, King Aethelbald. He went on to rule for 39 years and consolidated much of England and Wales. Offa came to rule more than years after the Anglo-Saxon interlopers drove the Celts out in He was somewhat of a despot, known for murdering rival kings, . Cerdic (9), who reigned from AD, is the earliest Saxon king from whom Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II traces her own descent, Ethelbert (11) is important in many ways, as it was during his reign that Augustine landed in Kent in AD, thus bringing the power of . Ethelbert, for example, is famous as the king of Kent when Augustine landed here in AD with instructions to bring the English under the dominion of the papacy. His (Ethelbert's) sister, Ricula, married into the East Saxon dynasty in the year AD or thereabouts (see Appendix 8), thus uniting two very powerful royal dynasties.
William of Malmesbury says that Offa slew Æthelberht in order to gain his kingdom (Gesta Regum, sec. 86), that he wooed Offa's daughter, that his sanctity was attested by evident signs after his death, that his relics adorned the cathedral of Hereford, of which he was the patron, and that Dunstan held him in reverence (Gesta Pontificum, p. Æthelberht (Old English: Æðelbrihte, ÆÞelberhte), also called Saint Ethelbert the King (died 20 May at Sutton Walls, Herefordshire), was an eighth-century saint and a king of East Anglia, the Anglo-Saxon kingdom which today includes the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. Ethelbert, the last of these princes, was treacherously murdered by Offa, King of Mercia, in the year , and a circumstance which did honour to Offa, as distant princes at that time had usually little communication with each other. That emperor the Saxon princes and nobles, and with temporary oblations, from the. Looking along Offa's Dyke, near Knill, Herefordshire. (Mike Christie/ CC BY-SA ) However, in his time, Offa was the most powerful king in England, dominating the Midlands and the South, becoming the Bretwalda or overlord of all the other Saxon kingdoms, with the exception of Northumbria. As for his wife Cynethryth, she was the only Saxon queen who had coins issued in her .