Offa 3 (Male) King of the East Saxons, c.694x709
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Notes: He retired to Rome, travelling there with King Cenred 2 of Mercia in 709.

Factoid List

Recorded Name (6)
Offa (6)
 Bede.HE  v.19
 S65b   
 S64   
 ASC  709 ADEG, <708/9> B, 708 C
 Constantine.Ep.B126   
 S1784   
Personal Information (1)
physical (1)
 Bede.HE  v.19 (lovable and handsome youth)
Office (3)
King (3)
 S64    (king of the Mercians)
 Constantine.Ep.B126   
 S1784    (king of the East Saxons)
Occupation (1)
Monk (1)
 Bede.HE  v.19
Personal Relationship (1)
Offa 3 Son (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (1)
 of Sigehere 1: Bede.HE  v.19
Event (11)
Abdication (1)
 Cenred 2-Offa 3.tonsure: Cenred 2 renounced the throne, went to Rome, accompanied by Offa 3, there they both received the tonsure and became monks.: Bede.HE  v.19, 24 (709)
Charter-witnessing (2)
 S64 - Offa 3 granting land to Worcester 1: Offa 3, king of Mercians (? recte of Essex), also termed subregulus, to the church of Worcester 1; grant of 33 hides (cassati) at Shottery, 3 at Nuthurst, Warwicks.; and 3 at Hellerelege (lost, in Kings Norton), Worcs: S64    (699 x 709)
 S65b - Swęfred 1 granting land to Fymme 1: Swęfred 1, king of the East Saxons, to Fymme 1; grant of 10 hides (manentes) ęt Tunende obre: S65b    (693 x 706)
Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration (1)
 Constantine 1.letter to Beorhtwald 6: Constantine 1 wrote to Beorhtwald 6 concerning the vision of Ecgwine 1 and the latter's journey to Rome together with Offa 3 and Cenred 2. While in Rome, at the presence of the Pope, Cenred 2 and Offa 3 granted him many estates in the area where he had had the vision, so that he could found a monastery there. Constantine 1 also told Beorhtwald 6 to gather a council of all the bishops, clergy and noblemen to approve the privilege issued for Ecgwine 1 by Offa 3 and Cenred 2.: Constantine.Ep.B126    (709)
Conversion (1)
 Cyneswith 1.converting Offa 3 to monastic life: Cyneswith 1 converted her betrothed, Offa 3, to celibacy and monastic life. On her advice he went off, accompanied by Cenred 2 king of the Mercians and Ecgwine 1 bishop of Hwicce, to Rome. There he was tonsured for a monk, and said goodbye to the world for his lifetime.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.180.2
Correspondence (1)
 Constantine 1.letter to Beorhtwald 6: Constantine 1 wrote to Beorhtwald 6 concerning the vision of Ecgwine 1 and the latter's journey to Rome together with Offa 3 and Cenred 2. While in Rome, at the presence of the Pope, Cenred 2 and Offa 3 granted him many estates in the area where he had had the vision, so that he could found a monastery there. Constantine 1 also told Beorhtwald 6 to gather a council of all the bishops, clergy and noblemen to approve the privilege issued for Ecgwine 1 by Offa 3 and Cenred 2.: Constantine.Ep.B126    (709)
Council-meeting, ecclesiastical (1)
 Constantine 1.letter to Beorhtwald 6: Constantine 1 wrote to Beorhtwald 6 concerning the vision of Ecgwine 1 and the latter's journey to Rome together with Offa 3 and Cenred 2. While in Rome, at the presence of the Pope, Cenred 2 and Offa 3 granted him many estates in the area where he had had the vision, so that he could found a monastery there. Constantine 1 also told Beorhtwald 6 to gather a council of all the bishops, clergy and noblemen to approve the privilege issued for Ecgwine 1 by Offa 3 and Cenred 2.: Constantine.Ep.B126    (709)
Grant and Gift (5)
 Constantine 1.letter to Beorhtwald 6: Constantine 1 wrote to Beorhtwald 6 concerning the vision of Ecgwine 1 and the latter's journey to Rome together with Offa 3 and Cenred 2. While in Rome, at the presence of the Pope, Cenred 2 and Offa 3 granted him many estates in the area where he had had the vision, so that he could found a monastery there. Constantine 1 also told Beorhtwald 6 to gather a council of all the bishops, clergy and noblemen to approve the privilege issued for Ecgwine 1 by Offa 3 and Cenred 2.: Constantine.Ep.B126    (709)
 Offa 3-Cenred 2.granting land to Ecgwine 1: Offa 3 and Cenred 2 granted Ecgwine 1 several estates in the area where he had had his vision of the Virgin Mary. They also granted him a privilege for those lands.: Constantine.Ep.B126   
 Offa 3.S1784 granting land to Wealdhere 2: Offa 3, king of the East Saxons, to Wealdhere 2, bishop [of London]; grant of land in the district called Hęmele [Hertfordshire]: S1784    (704 x 709)
 Offa 3.S64 granting land to Worcester 1: Offa 3, king of the Mercians (? recte of Essex), also termed subregulus, to the church of Worcester 1; grant of 33 hides (cassati) at Shottery, 3 at Nuthurst, Warwicks.; and 3 at Hellerelege (lost, in Kings Norton), Worcs.: S64    (699 x 709)
 S65b - Swęfred 1 granting land to Fymme 1: Swęfred 1, king of the East Saxons, to Fymme 1; grant of 10 hides (manentes) ęt Tunende obre: S65b    (693 x 706)
Journey (3)
 Beorhtwald 6.sending Ecgwine 1 to Rome: Constantine 1 sent Ecgwine 1 to Rome twice.: Constantine.Ep.B126   
 Cenred 2-Offa 3.journey to Rome: Cenred 2 went to Rome and Offa 3 with him.: ASC  709 ADEG, <708/9> B, 708 C (709)
 Cenred 2-Offa 3.tonsure: Cenred 2 renounced the throne, went to Rome, accompanied by Offa 3, there they both received the tonsure and became monks.: Bede.HE  v.19, 24 (709)
Mission/mission-sending (1)
 Beorhtwald 6.sending Ecgwine 1 to Rome: Constantine 1 sent Ecgwine 1 to Rome twice.: Constantine.Ep.B126   
Monastic life, converting to/joining/oblation (2)
 Cenred 2-Offa 3.tonsure: Cenred 2 renounced the throne, went to Rome, accompanied by Offa 3, there they both received the tonsure and became monks.: Bede.HE  v.19, 24 (709)
 Cyneswith 1.converting Offa 3 to monastic life: Cyneswith 1 converted her betrothed, Offa 3, to celibacy and monastic life. On her advice he went off, accompanied by Cenred 2 king of the Mercians and Ecgwine 1 bishop of Hwicce, to Rome. There he was tonsured for a monk, and said goodbye to the world for his lifetime.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.180.2
Papal advice/audience/decision/privilege (1)
 Constantine 1.letter to Beorhtwald 6: Constantine 1 wrote to Beorhtwald 6 concerning the vision of Ecgwine 1 and the latter's journey to Rome together with Offa 3 and Cenred 2. While in Rome, at the presence of the Pope, Cenred 2 and Offa 3 granted him many estates in the area where he had had the vision, so that he could found a monastery there. Constantine 1 also told Beorhtwald 6 to gather a council of all the bishops, clergy and noblemen to approve the privilege issued for Ecgwine 1 by Offa 3 and Cenred 2.: Constantine.Ep.B126    (709)
Reporting (1)
 Constantine 1.letter to Beorhtwald 6: Constantine 1 wrote to Beorhtwald 6 concerning the vision of Ecgwine 1 and the latter's journey to Rome together with Offa 3 and Cenred 2. While in Rome, at the presence of the Pope, Cenred 2 and Offa 3 granted him many estates in the area where he had had the vision, so that he could found a monastery there. Constantine 1 also told Beorhtwald 6 to gather a council of all the bishops, clergy and noblemen to approve the privilege issued for Ecgwine 1 by Offa 3 and Cenred 2.: Constantine.Ep.B126    (709)
Tonsuring (2)
 Cenred 2-Offa 3.tonsure: Cenred 2 renounced the throne, went to Rome, accompanied by Offa 3, there they both received the tonsure and became monks.: Bede.HE  v.19, 24 (709)
 Cyneswith 1.converting Offa 3 to monastic life: Cyneswith 1 converted her betrothed, Offa 3, to celibacy and monastic life. On her advice he went off, accompanied by Cenred 2 king of the Mercians and Ecgwine 1 bishop of Hwicce, to Rome. There he was tonsured for a monk, and said goodbye to the world for his lifetime.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.180.2
Vowing celibacy/chastity/virginity/poverty (1)
 Cyneswith 1.converting Offa 3 to monastic life: Cyneswith 1 converted her betrothed, Offa 3, to celibacy and monastic life. On her advice he went off, accompanied by Cenred 2 king of the Mercians and Ecgwine 1 bishop of Hwicce, to Rome. There he was tonsured for a monk, and said goodbye to the world for his lifetime.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.180.2