Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Ethelbert of Kent Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feast day: February 25th
Representation and Imagery: shown as a king wearing a red coat with the royal insignia: the crown, the scepter and the orb.
Ethelbert was the King of Kent from 558 until he died in 616. He was converted by St Augustine and baptized in 597. He is credited to converted a lot of his population to Christianity. He brought the king of East Saxons and the King of East Angles into the church. St. Ethelbert founded the abbeys of Christ Church in Canterbury and St. Andrew's in Rochester and wrote wise state-laws. Ethelbert was the first English king who converted to Christianity. He died in 616 and was succeeded by his pagan son Eadbald.