Æthelbert II of Kent

Æthelbert II(725 - 760 or 762) was king of Kent. Upon the death of his father Wihtred, the kingdom was divided among his three sons, Æthelbert, Eadbert and Alric, with Æthelbert as over-king. Æthelbert outlived both of his brothers and there is mention of another king ruling jointly with him. Little is known about Æthelbert during his reign, except that he caused the burning of Canterbury.

During the latter half of Æthelbert's rule, Kent was under the overlordship of Mercia, but Æthelbert maintained his position as king.

Preceded by:
King of Kent
with Eadbert I (725-748)
Eardwulf (747-762)
Succeeded by:

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