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Æthelberht [St Æthelberht, Ethelbert]

Andy Todd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Christianity. 1052 words.

Æthelberht [St Æthelberht, Ethelbert] (779/80–794), king of the East Angles, was the son of King Æthelred of the East Angles and was executed in 794 by order of King Offa of Mercia, as a...

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Æthelthryth [St Æthelthryth, Etheldreda, Audrey]

Alan Thacker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Christianity. 2255 words.

Æthelthryth [St Æthelthryth, Etheldreda, Audrey] (d. 679), queen in Northumbria, consort of King Ecgfrith, and abbess of Ely, was the daughter of Anna, king of the East Angles (d. 654?)....

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Alfred [Ælfred]

Patrick Wormald.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Christianity. 9079 words.

Alfred [Ælfred] (848/9–899), king of the West Saxons and of the Anglo-Saxons, was born at Wantage. He was the youngest of at least six children of King Æthelwulf of Wessex (d. 858) and of...

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Anglesey

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — British History.

Island county of north‐west Wales, separated from the mainland by the Menai Straits. In 1974 it became the district of Ynys Môn in the county of Gwynedd, but was reconstituted as a county...

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Anne Askew

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — British History.

(1521–46),

Protestant martyr. In 1545 she was arrested on account of her beliefs about the Eucharist. She refused to recant or, even under torture, to incriminate leading...

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archdeacon

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Literally chiefs of the deacons. The office traces its origins to the New Testament church, where the ministry of Stephen and others is described in the Acts of the Apostles as their diacon...

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Atterbury, Francis

D. W. Hayton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; UK Politics; British History; Political History. 6392 words.

Atterbury, Francis (1663–1732), bishop of Rochester, politician, and Jacobite conspirator, was born on 6 March 1663 at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, the younger son of Lewis Atterbury...

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Baldwin

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(d. 1190).

Archbishop of Canterbury. A native of Exeter, Baldwin entered the Cistercian monastery at Ford, Devon (c.1170), becoming abbot and then bishop of Worcester (1180). He...

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Bangorian controversy

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Loosed by Benjamin Hoadly, appointed to the bishopric of Bangor in 1715. The following year he launched an attack on the non‐jurors. In 1717 he preached a sermon, in which he adopted an...

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Basilikon Doron

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — British History.

(1598),

a manual on the practice of kingship, was written by James I and VI for his eldest son, Prince Henry. Though less polemical in tone than The Trew Law of Free Monarchies,...

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