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Convert Kings Nicholas J. Higham

Convert Kings

Nicholas J. Higham

Published September 15th 1997
ISBN : 9780719048289
Paperback
293 pages
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The story of the conversion of the English to Christianity traditionally begins with Augustines arrival in 597. This text offers a critical re-evaluation of the process of conversion which assesses what the act really meant to new converts, who wasMoreThe story of the conversion of the English to Christianity traditionally begins with Augustines arrival in 597. This text offers a critical re-evaluation of the process of conversion which assesses what the act really meant to new converts, who was responsible for it, and why particular figures both accepted conversion for themselves and threw their influence behind the spread of Christianity. The conversion has often been seen as something which missionaries did to the English. The book restores responsibility to the English and, in particular, King Aethelbert, Edwin, Oswald and Oswin, and it is their religious policies that form the focus of this text.