Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Ethelbert (545-615), King of Kent, and Bretwalda, married Bertha the Christian daughter of

King Charibert of Paris. This marriage led to a visit of a Christian mission led by St. Augustine. The king and the greater part of his subjects adopted the new religion, and the church founded by the king is said to have been on the site of the present cathedral of Canterbury. The body of laws instituted by Ethelbert was the foundation of the Saxon code.