Ecgberht 3 (Male) King of the Dwellers in Kent, 664-673
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Factoid List

Recorded Name (26)
... Ecgbercto (1)
 Bede.HE  iv.1
... Ecgberctum (1)
 Bede.HE  iv.26
Ecbriht (1)
 ASC (E)  667 E
Ecgberchtus (1)
 Bede.HistAb  3
Ecgberct (3)
 Bede.HE  iii.29
 Bede.HE  iv.5
 Bede.HE  v.24
Ecgberht (3)
 ASC  669 F(OE)
 Anon.GenRegList1   
 Anon.GenRegList2   
Ecgberhtus (1)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  14
Ecgbriht (3)
 ASC (E)  664 E
 ASC  <669> BC
 ASC  <673> B, 673 C
Ecgbriht Ercanbrihting (1)
 ASC  694 CD
Ecgbriht Ercenbrihting (1)
 ASC  <694> B
Ecgbryht (2)
 ASC  669 A
 ASC  673 AG
Ecgbryht Arcenbryhting (1)
 ASC  694 AG
Ecgbyrht (2)
 ASC  669 G
 ASC  673 F(OE)
Ecgbyrhtus (1)
 ASC  673 F(Lat.)
Egbert (2)
 S1165   
 S1181   
Egbrihtus (1)
 ASC  669 F(Lat.)
Ægbriht (1)
 ASC  673 E
Personal Information (2)
moral (1)
 Bede.HE  iii.29 (most noble)
religion (1)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  14 (pious)
Office (13)
King (13)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  14 (King of the dwellers in Kent)
 Bede.HistAb  3 (King of the people of Kent)
 Bede.HE  iii.29
 Bede.HE  iv.1
 Bede.HE  iv.5 (King of the Kentish people)
 Bede.HE  iv.26
 Bede.HE  v.24 (King of the Kentish people)
 S1165   
 S1181   
 ASC (E)  664 E
 ASC  669 ACEF(OE and Lat.)G, <669> B
 ASC  673 ACEF(OE and Lat.)G, <673> B (King of the Dwellers in Kent)
 RestingPlaces  8
Personal Relationship (23)
Ecgberht 3 Brother (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (4)
 of Hlothhere 1: Bede.HE  iv.26
 of Hlothhere 1: RestingPlaces  8
 of Eormenhild 1: RestingPlaces  8
 of Eorcengota 1: RestingPlaces  8
~ Brother (Consanguineal kinship) of Ecgberht 3 (1)
 Hlothhere 1: of Ecgberht 3: Bede.HE  iv.5
Ecgberht 3 Male cousin, paternal uncle’s son (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (2)
 of Æthelberht 23: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.181.2
 of Æthelred 42: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.181.2
Ecgberht 3 Son (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (7)
 of Eorcenberht 1: Bede.HE  iv.1
 of Eorcenberht 1: ASC (E)  664 E
 of Eorcenberht 1: ASC  694 ACDG, <694> B
 of Eorcenberht 1: Anon.GenRegList1   
 of Eorcenberht 1: Anon.GenRegList2   
 of Eorcenberht 1: RestingPlaces  8
 of Seaxburg 1: RestingPlaces  8
~ Son (Consanguineal kinship) of Ecgberht 3 (7)
 Eadric 5: of Ecgberht 3: Bede.HE  iv.26
 Wihtred 1: of Ecgberht 3: Bede.HE  iv.26
 Wihtred 1: of Ecgberht 3: Bede.HE  v.23
 Wihtred 1: of Ecgberht 3: ASC  694 ACDG, <694> B
 Wihtred 1: of Ecgberht 3: Anon.GenRegList1   
 Wihtred 1: of Ecgberht 3: Anon.GenRegList2   
 Wihtred 1: of Ecgberht 3: RestingPlaces  27
Ecgberht 3 Successor (General relationship) of ~ (1)
 of Eorcenberht 1: ASC (E)  664 E
~ Uncle (Consanguineal kinship) of Ecgberht 3 (1)
 Eormenred 1: of Ecgberht 3: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.181.2
Event (19)
Advice/counsel (1)
 Wigheard 2.death in Rome: After Oswiu 1 and Ecgberht 3 consulted about the state of the English Church, they sent Wigheard 2 to Rome to be consecrated bishop, but he died in Rome before he could be consecrated.: Bede.HE  iii.29, iv.1
Appointment - ecclesiastical (1)
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and Ælfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of abbot (1)
 Biscop 2.surrending his abbacy: Biscop 2 spent most of his life abroad on business. He therefore gladly yielded control of St Augustine's Canterbury to Hadrian 2 on his arrival, although King Ecgberht 3 had appointed him abbot there. Biscop 2 did so out of respect for his superior, Archbishop Theodore 1.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.186.9
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of bishop (1)
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and Ælfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of king (1)
 Ecgberht 3.accession to kingdom: Ecgberht 3 acceded to the kingdom.: ASC (E)  664 E (664)
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of priest (1)
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and Ælfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Betrayal/oath-breaking (1)
 Ecgberht 3.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Ecgberht 3, king of Kent, was afraid that Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23, sons of his uncle were growing up in hopes of the throne, and after having them about him for a while he banished them from the court circle, grudging them sight of him. His sinister servant called Thunor 1 deceived them by his constant kisses and stabbed them one day while in his actual embrace. He buried his victims in a deep pit below the king's seat, to make sure no one thought the royal children should be sought for there. But God brought a terrifying miracle upon the king, making him catch fire as he sat over the grave. The locals, much concerned, dug out the rubble that had been piled on the bodies and built a church at the sight of their martyrdom. The king himself repented of the murder, and handed over to the boys' sister [Æbbe 3?] a great part of the Isle of Thanet on which to build a monastery where prayers could be said for killer and the killed. Thunor 1 put an evil construction on this gift; but a chasm suddenly appeared in the ground and he was swallowed up, entering hell alive and with open eyes.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.181.2-4
Burial (1)
 Ecgberht 3.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Ecgberht 3, king of Kent, was afraid that Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23, sons of his uncle were growing up in hopes of the throne, and after having them about him for a while he banished them from the court circle, grudging them sight of him. His sinister servant called Thunor 1 deceived them by his constant kisses and stabbed them one day while in his actual embrace. He buried his victims in a deep pit below the king's seat, to make sure no one thought the royal children should be sought for there. But God brought a terrifying miracle upon the king, making him catch fire as he sat over the grave. The locals, much concerned, dug out the rubble that had been piled on the bodies and built a church at the sight of their martyrdom. The king himself repented of the murder, and handed over to the boys' sister [Æbbe 3?] a great part of the Isle of Thanet on which to build a monastery where prayers could be said for killer and the killed. Thunor 1 put an evil construction on this gift; but a chasm suddenly appeared in the ground and he was swallowed up, entering hell alive and with open eyes.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.181.2-4
Burning (2)
 Ecgberht 3.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Ecgberht 3, king of Kent, was afraid that Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23, sons of his uncle were growing up in hopes of the throne, and after having them about him for a while he banished them from the court circle, grudging them sight of him. His sinister servant called Thunor 1 deceived them by his constant kisses and stabbed them one day while in his actual embrace. He buried his victims in a deep pit below the king's seat, to make sure no one thought the royal children should be sought for there. But God brought a terrifying miracle upon the king, making him catch fire as he sat over the grave. The locals, much concerned, dug out the rubble that had been piled on the bodies and built a church at the sight of their martyrdom. The king himself repented of the murder, and handed over to the boys' sister [Æbbe 3?] a great part of the Isle of Thanet on which to build a monastery where prayers could be said for killer and the killed. Thunor 1 put an evil construction on this gift; but a chasm suddenly appeared in the ground and he was swallowed up, entering hell alive and with open eyes.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.181.2-4
 Thunor 1.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Thunor 1, servant of the king [Ecgberht 3], killed them [Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23] and buried them in king's hall at Eastry, but the divine light shone forth at night over their bodies. The king saw it and was afraid; he then summoned the boy's sister Domne Eue [here Eormenburg 1], and gave her 130 acres of land to found a monastery, as wergeld.: RestingPlaces  11-12
Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration (5)
 Ecgberht 3.building Chertsey monastery: Chertsey monastery was first built under Ecgberht 3: S1181    ( x 727)
 Ecgberht 3.founding Chertsey: Chertsey was first constructed under Ecgberht 3: S1165   
 Ecgberht 3.grant to Bass 2 of Reculver: Here Ecgberht 3 gave Bass 2 Reculver on which to build a mynster.: ASC  669 ACEF(OE and Lat.)G, <669> B (669)
 Ecgberht 3.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Ecgberht 3, king of Kent, was afraid that Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23, sons of his uncle were growing up in hopes of the throne, and after having them about him for a while he banished them from the court circle, grudging them sight of him. His sinister servant called Thunor 1 deceived them by his constant kisses and stabbed them one day while in his actual embrace. He buried his victims in a deep pit below the king's seat, to make sure no one thought the royal children should be sought for there. But God brought a terrifying miracle upon the king, making him catch fire as he sat over the grave. The locals, much concerned, dug out the rubble that had been piled on the bodies and built a church at the sight of their martyrdom. The king himself repented of the murder, and handed over to the boys' sister [Æbbe 3?] a great part of the Isle of Thanet on which to build a monastery where prayers could be said for killer and the killed. Thunor 1 put an evil construction on this gift; but a chasm suddenly appeared in the ground and he was swallowed up, entering hell alive and with open eyes.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.181.2-4
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and Ælfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Council-meeting, ecclesiastical (1)
 Synod at Hertford (673): In that year there was a synod at Hertford.: ASC  673 ACG, <673> B (673)
Death/dying (5)
 Ecgberht 3.death: Here Ecgberht 3 passed away.: ASC  673 ACEF(OE and Lat.)G, <673> B (673)
 Ecgberht 3.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Ecgberht 3, king of Kent, was afraid that Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23, sons of his uncle were growing up in hopes of the throne, and after having them about him for a while he banished them from the court circle, grudging them sight of him. His sinister servant called Thunor 1 deceived them by his constant kisses and stabbed them one day while in his actual embrace. He buried his victims in a deep pit below the king's seat, to make sure no one thought the royal children should be sought for there. But God brought a terrifying miracle upon the king, making him catch fire as he sat over the grave. The locals, much concerned, dug out the rubble that had been piled on the bodies and built a church at the sight of their martyrdom. The king himself repented of the murder, and handed over to the boys' sister [Æbbe 3?] a great part of the Isle of Thanet on which to build a monastery where prayers could be said for killer and the killed. Thunor 1 put an evil construction on this gift; but a chasm suddenly appeared in the ground and he was swallowed up, entering hell alive and with open eyes.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.181.2-4
 Wigheard 2.death in Rome: After Oswiu 1 and Ecgberht 3 consulted about the state of the English Church, they sent Wigheard 2 to Rome to be consecrated bishop, but he died in Rome before he could be consecrated.: Bede.HE  iii.29, iv.1
 Wigheard 2.journey to Rome: Wigheard 2 was sent to Rome with the request that he might be consecrated archbishop of the English Church, but he died there with almost all his companions because of a plague.: Bede.HE  iv.1
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and Ælfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Deposition of bishop (1)
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and Ælfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Education/teaching (1)
 Mildrith 1.sent overseasand returned: Mildrith 1 was sent overseas by her mother Eormenburg 1 to learn monastic discipline. Then she returned to her homeland and entered the monastery she had built as its abbess, together with 70 other virgins [Anonymi 10068], who were gathered by her mother and the king [presumably Ecgberht 3] and who received the veil from archbishop Theodore 1. There she lived serving God and obtaining the life eternal, which later was confirmed by miracles. : RestingPlaces  13-15
Exile (1)
 Ecgberht 3.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Ecgberht 3, king of Kent, was afraid that Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23, sons of his uncle were growing up in hopes of the throne, and after having them about him for a while he banished them from the court circle, grudging them sight of him. His sinister servant called Thunor 1 deceived them by his constant kisses and stabbed them one day while in his actual embrace. He buried his victims in a deep pit below the king's seat, to make sure no one thought the royal children should be sought for there. But God brought a terrifying miracle upon the king, making him catch fire as he sat over the grave. The locals, much concerned, dug out the rubble that had been piled on the bodies and built a church at the sight of their martyrdom. The king himself repented of the murder, and handed over to the boys' sister [Æbbe 3?] a great part of the Isle of Thanet on which to build a monastery where prayers could be said for killer and the killed. Thunor 1 put an evil construction on this gift; but a chasm suddenly appeared in the ground and he was swallowed up, entering hell alive and with open eyes.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.181.2-4
Grant and Gift (6)
 Ecgberht 3-Oswiu 1.sending gifts to Vitalian 1: presents and no small number of gold and silver vessels from Ecgberht 3 and Oswiu 1: Bede.HE  iv.1
 Ecgberht 3.grant to Bass 2 of Reculver: Here Ecgberht 3 gave Bass 2 Reculver on which to build a mynster.: ASC  669 ACEF(OE and Lat.)G, <669> B (669)
 Ecgberht 3.grant to Eormenburg 1: King Ecgberht 3 gave to Domna Eue [here Eormenburg 1] the Isle of Thanet as wergeld for her murdered brothers [Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23. : RestingPlaces  10
 Mildrith 1.sent overseasand returned: Mildrith 1 was sent overseas by her mother Eormenburg 1 to learn monastic discipline. Then she returned to her homeland and entered the monastery she had built as its abbess, together with 70 other virgins [Anonymi 10068], who were gathered by her mother and the king [presumably Ecgberht 3] and who received the veil from archbishop Theodore 1. There she lived serving God and obtaining the life eternal, which later was confirmed by miracles. : RestingPlaces  13-15
 Thunor 1.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Thunor 1, servant of the king [Ecgberht 3], killed them [Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23] and buried them in king's hall at Eastry, but the divine light shone forth at night over their bodies. The king saw it and was afraid; he then summoned the boy's sister Domne Eue [here Eormenburg 1], and gave her 130 acres of land to found a monastery, as wergeld.: RestingPlaces  11-12
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and Ælfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Journey (5)
 Mildrith 1.sent overseasand returned: Mildrith 1 was sent overseas by her mother Eormenburg 1 to learn monastic discipline. Then she returned to her homeland and entered the monastery she had built as its abbess, together with 70 other virgins [Anonymi 10068], who were gathered by her mother and the king [presumably Ecgberht 3] and who received the veil from archbishop Theodore 1. There she lived serving God and obtaining the life eternal, which later was confirmed by miracles. : RestingPlaces  13-15
 Oswiu 1-Ecgberht 3.despatch of Wigheard 2 to Rome: Oswiu 1 and Ecgberht 3 sent Wigheard 2 to Rome to be consecrated as archbishop [F(OE) adds: at Canterbury].: ASC (E)  667 EF(OE and Lat.) (667)
 Rædfrith 1.journey to kingdom of Franks: When Ecgberht 3 heard that Theodore 1 was in the kingdom of the Franks, he sent Rædfrith 1 to bring him to England.: Bede.HE  iv.1
 Wigheard 2.death in Rome: After Oswiu 1 and Ecgberht 3 consulted about the state of the English Church, they sent Wigheard 2 to Rome to be consecrated bishop, but he died in Rome before he could be consecrated.: Bede.HE  iii.29, iv.1
 Wigheard 2.journey to Rome: Wigheard 2 was sent to Rome with the request that he might be consecrated archbishop of the English Church, but he died there with almost all his companions because of a plague.: Bede.HE  iv.1
Killing/murder (3)
 Ecgberht 3.grant to Eormenburg 1: King Ecgberht 3 gave to Domna Eue [here Eormenburg 1] the Isle of Thanet as wergeld for her murdered brothers [Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23. : RestingPlaces  10
 Ecgberht 3.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Ecgberht 3, king of Kent, was afraid that Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23, sons of his uncle were growing up in hopes of the throne, and after having them about him for a while he banished them from the court circle, grudging them sight of him. His sinister servant called Thunor 1 deceived them by his constant kisses and stabbed them one day while in his actual embrace. He buried his victims in a deep pit below the king's seat, to make sure no one thought the royal children should be sought for there. But God brought a terrifying miracle upon the king, making him catch fire as he sat over the grave. The locals, much concerned, dug out the rubble that had been piled on the bodies and built a church at the sight of their martyrdom. The king himself repented of the murder, and handed over to the boys' sister [Æbbe 3?] a great part of the Isle of Thanet on which to build a monastery where prayers could be said for killer and the killed. Thunor 1 put an evil construction on this gift; but a chasm suddenly appeared in the ground and he was swallowed up, entering hell alive and with open eyes.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.181.2-4
 Thunor 1.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Thunor 1, servant of the king [Ecgberht 3], killed them [Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23] and buried them in king's hall at Eastry, but the divine light shone forth at night over their bodies. The king saw it and was afraid; he then summoned the boy's sister Domne Eue [here Eormenburg 1], and gave her 130 acres of land to found a monastery, as wergeld.: RestingPlaces  11-12
Kingdom - accession to (1)
 Ecgberht 3.accession to kingdom: Ecgberht 3 acceded to the kingdom.: ASC (E)  664 E (664)
Martyrdom (2)
 Ecgberht 3.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Ecgberht 3, king of Kent, was afraid that Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23, sons of his uncle were growing up in hopes of the throne, and after having them about him for a while he banished them from the court circle, grudging them sight of him. His sinister servant called Thunor 1 deceived them by his constant kisses and stabbed them one day while in his actual embrace. He buried his victims in a deep pit below the king's seat, to make sure no one thought the royal children should be sought for there. But God brought a terrifying miracle upon the king, making him catch fire as he sat over the grave. The locals, much concerned, dug out the rubble that had been piled on the bodies and built a church at the sight of their martyrdom. The king himself repented of the murder, and handed over to the boys' sister [Æbbe 3?] a great part of the Isle of Thanet on which to build a monastery where prayers could be said for killer and the killed. Thunor 1 put an evil construction on this gift; but a chasm suddenly appeared in the ground and he was swallowed up, entering hell alive and with open eyes.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.181.2-4
 Thunor 1.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Thunor 1, servant of the king [Ecgberht 3], killed them [Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23] and buried them in king's hall at Eastry, but the divine light shone forth at night over their bodies. The king saw it and was afraid; he then summoned the boy's sister Domne Eue [here Eormenburg 1], and gave her 130 acres of land to found a monastery, as wergeld.: RestingPlaces  11-12
Miracle (3)
 Ecgberht 3.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Ecgberht 3, king of Kent, was afraid that Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23, sons of his uncle were growing up in hopes of the throne, and after having them about him for a while he banished them from the court circle, grudging them sight of him. His sinister servant called Thunor 1 deceived them by his constant kisses and stabbed them one day while in his actual embrace. He buried his victims in a deep pit below the king's seat, to make sure no one thought the royal children should be sought for there. But God brought a terrifying miracle upon the king, making him catch fire as he sat over the grave. The locals, much concerned, dug out the rubble that had been piled on the bodies and built a church at the sight of their martyrdom. The king himself repented of the murder, and handed over to the boys' sister [Æbbe 3?] a great part of the Isle of Thanet on which to build a monastery where prayers could be said for killer and the killed. Thunor 1 put an evil construction on this gift; but a chasm suddenly appeared in the ground and he was swallowed up, entering hell alive and with open eyes.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.181.2-4
 Mildrith 1.sent overseasand returned: Mildrith 1 was sent overseas by her mother Eormenburg 1 to learn monastic discipline. Then she returned to her homeland and entered the monastery she had built as its abbess, together with 70 other virgins [Anonymi 10068], who were gathered by her mother and the king [presumably Ecgberht 3] and who received the veil from archbishop Theodore 1. There she lived serving God and obtaining the life eternal, which later was confirmed by miracles. : RestingPlaces  13-15
 Thunor 1.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Thunor 1, servant of the king [Ecgberht 3], killed them [Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23] and buried them in king's hall at Eastry, but the divine light shone forth at night over their bodies. The king saw it and was afraid; he then summoned the boy's sister Domne Eue [here Eormenburg 1], and gave her 130 acres of land to found a monastery, as wergeld.: RestingPlaces  11-12
Monastic life, converting to/joining/oblation (1)
 Mildrith 1.sent overseasand returned: Mildrith 1 was sent overseas by her mother Eormenburg 1 to learn monastic discipline. Then she returned to her homeland and entered the monastery she had built as its abbess, together with 70 other virgins [Anonymi 10068], who were gathered by her mother and the king [presumably Ecgberht 3] and who received the veil from archbishop Theodore 1. There she lived serving God and obtaining the life eternal, which later was confirmed by miracles. : RestingPlaces  13-15
Pastoral activities/preaching (1)
 Wilfrid 2.actions while deposed from see of York: Wilfrid 2 returned to his duties as abbot of Ripon for three years and also performed episcopal duties in Mercia and Kent.: Stephen.VitWilfridi  14
Request (2)
 Rædfrith 1.journey to kingdom of Franks: When Ecgberht 3 heard that Theodore 1 was in the kingdom of the Franks, he sent Rædfrith 1 to bring him to England.: Bede.HE  iv.1
 Wigheard 2.journey to Rome: Wigheard 2 was sent to Rome with the request that he might be consecrated archbishop of the English Church, but he died there with almost all his companions because of a plague.: Bede.HE  iv.1
Restoration to bishopric (1)
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and Ælfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Retirement (1)
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and Ælfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Submission (1)
 Biscop 2.surrending his abbacy: Biscop 2 spent most of his life abroad on business. He therefore gladly yielded control of St Augustine's Canterbury to Hadrian 2 on his arrival, although King Ecgberht 3 had appointed him abbot there. Biscop 2 did so out of respect for his superior, Archbishop Theodore 1.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.186.9
Wergeld payment (2)
 Ecgberht 3.grant to Eormenburg 1: King Ecgberht 3 gave to Domna Eue [here Eormenburg 1] the Isle of Thanet as wergeld for her murdered brothers [Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23. : RestingPlaces  10
 Thunor 1.murder of Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23: Thunor 1, servant of the king [Ecgberht 3], killed them [Æthelred 42 and Æthelberht 23] and buried them in king's hall at Eastry, but the divine light shone forth at night over their bodies. The king saw it and was afraid; he then summoned the boy's sister Domne Eue [here Eormenburg 1], and gave her 130 acres of land to found a monastery, as wergeld.: RestingPlaces  11-12
Factoids linked indirectly to Ecgberht 3 (2)
Office (2)
Gefera of Ecgberht 3 (1)
 Thunor 1: RestingPlaces  11
Praefectus of Ecgberht 3 (1)
 Rædfrith 1: Bede.HE  iv.1