The convert kings power and religious affiliation in early anglo saxon england n j higham on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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. The christianisation of anglo saxon england was a process spanning the 7th century it was essentially the result of the gregorian mission of 597 which was joined by the efforts of the hiberno scottish mission from the 630s from the 8th century the anglo saxon mission was in turn instrumental in the conversion of the population of the frankish empire. Christianisation of the anglo saxon kingdoms began in ad 597 influenced by celtic christianity from the north west and by the roman church from the south east gradually replacing anglo saxon polytheism which had been introduced to what is now england over the course of the 5th and 6th centuries with the arrival of the anglo saxonsthe first archbishop of canterbury augustine took office in . The convert kings power and religious affiliation in early anglo saxon england by n j higham n j higham the story of the conversion of the english to christianity traditionally begins with augustines arrival in 597. 2 kings and kingdoms of early anglo saxon england saxon kingdoms are two closely related but not identical problems our nearest contemporary written source for the period of the anglo saxon settlements is the homiletic work the ruin of britain de excidio britanniae in
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