[tied] Re: personal names - Caedwalla

From: richardwordingham
Message: 15189
Date: 2002-09-06

--- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
> Well, Caedwalla died only ten days or so after being baptised in
Rome, a repentant sinner, an probably did not manage to kill anyone
betweenwhiles. I've no idea what he was sainted for -- except being a
VIP -- but they buried him at St. Peter's.
> Piotr

He did endow the church with a fair chunk of the Isle of Wight,
according to the AS Chronicle. 'One baptism for the remission of
sins', but I don't recall anything about baptism cancelling good
deeds. The inherent sanctitiy of kings in early Germanic society may
have a strong connection, but most of what I know about that topic
comes from the 'Golden Bough' and deductions from Aragorn in
the 'Lord of the Rings'.