Kent at the coming of the Saxons

A map showing the island of Thanet, separated from mainland Kent by the Wantsum Channel, which by the 16th century was entirely silted over. According to Bede (HE 1.25), the Wantsum Channel was a third of a mile wide and fordable in only two places. It was on Thanet that St. Augustine met with King Æthelberht and launched the conversion of Kent.

S. R. Gardiner (d. 1902) - A School Atlas Of English History, Longmans, Green, 1892
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