Eadberht showed considerable independence in his dealings with the church, and his brother Ecgberht, to whom the well-known letter of Bede is addressed, was from 734 to 766 archbishop of York.
It was during his reign in 827 that Northumbria acknowledged the supremacy of Ecgberht, king of Wessex.
The southern part of Northumbria now passed entirely into the hands of the invaders, but they allowed a certain Ecgberht to reign over the portion of the kingdom north of the Tyne.
Ecgberht was expelled in 872 and died in the course of the following year.
His successor Ricsig died in 876 and was followed by Ecgberht II., who reigned until 878.
East Anglia was subject to the supremacy of the Mercian kings until 825, when its people slew Beornwulf of Mercia, and with their king acknowledged Ecgberht (Egbert) of Wessex as their lord.
And not for them only; for in the school of York, founded by his pupil Archbishop Ecgberht, was trained Alcuin (Ealhwine) the initiator under Charles the Great of the Frankish schools, which did so much for learning on the continent.
Here he stayed for twelve years, enjoying the society of Ecgberht and Wihtberht, from the former of whom he received his.
Berhtric was succeeded by Ecgberht (q.v.), the chief event of whose reign was the overthrow of the Mercian king Beornwulf in 825, which led to the establishment of West Saxon supremacy and to the annexation by Wessex of Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Essex.
IEthelwulf (q.v.), son of Ecgberht, succeeded to the throne of Wessex at his father's death in 839, while the eastern provinces went to his son or brother IEthelstan.
Ecgberht, archbishop of York (Excerpt.
In 825 the South Saxons submitted to Ecgberht, and from this time they remained subject to the West Saxon dynasty.
HLOTHHERE, king of Kent, succeeded his brother Ecgberht in 673, and appears for a time to have reigned jointly with his nephew Eadric, son of Ecgberht, as a code of laws still extant was issued under both names.
AETHELWULF, king of the West Saxons, succeeded his father Ecgberht in A.D.