King of Kent 640-664

Earconbert became the king of the people of Kent on the death of his father Eadbald in the year 640. Unlike his father whose faith had faltered, Earconbert had no such doubts and was committed to the Christian Church. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle recounts that in the first year of his reign;

He overturned all the idols in the kingdom, and first of English kings appointed a fast before Easter

Earconbert married Sexburga of the royal line of Essex of whom Ecgbert I his son was to rule after him.

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