Ethelhard archbishop of Canterbury, does not seem to have figured in history until his consecration to that see, July 21, 793. His first public act was to assist in nominating representatives to attend the council which the emperor Charlemagne had called to assemble at Frankfort, one of the most important councils ever held in the West. His administration was one of success and satisfaction to his people. He was especially instrumental in securing, in 802, the pope's recognition of the sovereign rights of the see. He died May 12, 805. See Hook, Lives of the Abps. of Canterbury, 1:255 sq.; Smith, Dict. of Christ. Biog. s.v.

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