Ăthelberht 11 (Male) King of the East Angles, d.794
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Notes:
BDDAB, p. 19; BEASE, p. 13; CDNB 1:944; DNB 18:17-18 = 6:881-2; Harmer, Writs, p. 553; Andy Todd, ?Ăthelberht (779/80?794)?, ODNB.

Factoid List

Recorded Name (11)
EDILBERHT (1)
 EMC Coin  1016.0105 (N 431 (Ăthelberht EA, light penny))
Ethelbyrhtus (1)
 Ăthelweard.Chron  iii.1
Ăthelbriht (1)
 RestingPlaces  II.13
Ă­elberht (1)
 ASC  792 F(OE)
Ă­elberhtus (1)
 ASC  792 F(Lat.)
Ă­elbriht (1)
 ASC  792 E
Ă­elbyrht (1)
 ASC  792 G
Ă■elberht (1)
 S1462   
Ă■elbriht (2)
 ASC  <792> B, 792 C
 S1460   
Ă■elbryht (1)
 ASC  792 AD
Personal Information (3)
saintly status (3)
 S1460    ()
 S1462    ()
 RestingPlaces  II.13 (saint)
Office (5)
King (5)
 ASC  Pref. AG
 ASC  792 AF(OE and Lat.)G
 Ăthelweard.Chron  iii.1
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.3
 EMC Coin  1016.0105 (N 431 (Ăthelberht EA, light penny))
Event (6)
Burial (1)
 Ăthelberht 11.burial: St Ăthelberht 11 rests in the bishopric of Hereford near the river Wey. : RestingPlaces  II.13
Conspiracy/intent to murder (1)
 Offa 7.killing of Ăthelberht 11: The episcopal see [of Worcester] is distinguished by the relics of the king and martyr Ăthelberht 11, who was born and become king among the East Angles. He was killed, for no just cause, by Offa 7 king of the Mercians, to strengthen and advance his own kingdom, a wicked piece of plotting against the wooer of his own daughter [Ăthelswith 2]. On his death, Offa 7 straightaway invaded his eastern realm, and he was to pass on the tradition of such invasions to his successors. But the unprovoked death of Ăthelberht 11 is believed to have been avenged by Offa 7's own death soon afterwards and the brevity of his son's [Ecgfrith 7] reign.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.170.1-2
Culting/venerating saint(s) (1)
 Dunstan 1.allowing veneration of political martyrs: The blessed Dunstan 1, into whom literary knowledge and the grace of God so bountifully poured, allowed Cynehelm 1, Ăthelberht 11 and Wigstan 8 to be adored as martyrs.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.170.3
Death/dying (1)
 Offa 7.killing of Ăthelberht 11: The episcopal see [of Worcester] is distinguished by the relics of the king and martyr Ăthelberht 11, who was born and become king among the East Angles. He was killed, for no just cause, by Offa 7 king of the Mercians, to strengthen and advance his own kingdom, a wicked piece of plotting against the wooer of his own daughter [Ăthelswith 2]. On his death, Offa 7 straightaway invaded his eastern realm, and he was to pass on the tradition of such invasions to his successors. But the unprovoked death of Ăthelberht 11 is believed to have been avenged by Offa 7's own death soon afterwards and the brevity of his son's [Ecgfrith 7] reign.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.170.1-2
Execution (2)
 Offa 7.beheading of Ăthelberht 11: Offa 7 ordered that the head of Ăthelberht 11 be cut off.: Ăthelweard.Chron  iii.1 (794)
 Offa 7.killing of Ăthelberht 11: Here Offa 7 ordered that the head of Ăthelberht 11 be cut off.: ASC  792 ACDEF(OE and Lat.)G, <792> B (794)
Invasion (2)
 : So powerful was Offa 7 that he had also invaded East Anglia after killing king Ăthelberht 11.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.3
 Offa 7.killing of Ăthelberht 11: The episcopal see [of Worcester] is distinguished by the relics of the king and martyr Ăthelberht 11, who was born and become king among the East Angles. He was killed, for no just cause, by Offa 7 king of the Mercians, to strengthen and advance his own kingdom, a wicked piece of plotting against the wooer of his own daughter [Ăthelswith 2]. On his death, Offa 7 straightaway invaded his eastern realm, and he was to pass on the tradition of such invasions to his successors. But the unprovoked death of Ăthelberht 11 is believed to have been avenged by Offa 7's own death soon afterwards and the brevity of his son's [Ecgfrith 7] reign.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.170.1-2
Killing/murder (2)
 : So powerful was Offa 7 that he had also invaded East Anglia after killing king Ăthelberht 11.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.3
 Offa 7.killing of Ăthelberht 11: The episcopal see [of Worcester] is distinguished by the relics of the king and martyr Ăthelberht 11, who was born and become king among the East Angles. He was killed, for no just cause, by Offa 7 king of the Mercians, to strengthen and advance his own kingdom, a wicked piece of plotting against the wooer of his own daughter [Ăthelswith 2]. On his death, Offa 7 straightaway invaded his eastern realm, and he was to pass on the tradition of such invasions to his successors. But the unprovoked death of Ăthelberht 11 is believed to have been avenged by Offa 7's own death soon afterwards and the brevity of his son's [Ecgfrith 7] reign.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.170.1-2
Martyrdom (1)
 Dunstan 1.allowing veneration of political martyrs: The blessed Dunstan 1, into whom literary knowledge and the grace of God so bountifully poured, allowed Cynehelm 1, Ăthelberht 11 and Wigstan 8 to be adored as martyrs.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.170.3
Factoids linked indirectly to Ăthelberht 11 (1)
Office (1)
Moneyer of Ăthelberht 11 (1)
 Lulla 12: EMC Coin  1016.0105 (N 431 (Ăthelberht EA, light penny))