Ethelbert (2)


(1) Saint, king of the East-Angles, beheaded in 792 (rather 794) by order of Offa, king of Mercia, and venerated May 20 as the patron of Hereford.

(2) Saint, martyred with his brother, St. Ethelred, at the court of their cousin Egbert, king of Kent, in the 7th century, and commemorated on October 17.

(3) Archbishop of York (called also Adalbert, and usually Albert), a kinsman and pupil of archbishop Egbert, and the teacher of Alcuin, was consecrated to the see April 24, 767, and in 773 pope Adrian sent him the pallium. He made an excellent archbishop, continuing his frugal habits, and devoting himself to the interests of the Church. In 780 he appointed Eanbald his coadjutor, and died at York, November 8, 781 or 782.

(4) Bishop of Withem, in Galloway, consecrated June 10, 777; died October 16, 797.

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