Egbert, the son of Aalhumund, sub-King of Kent, was born in
Egbert was forced out of Essex in 789 when Offa of Mercia
installed his future son-in-law, Beorhtric, as King there. Egbert travelled to
France to be received in Charlemagne's court. There its likely he met Raedburgh,
his future wife.
He died in 839 and was buried in Winchester Cathedral. He was succeeded by his son, Aethelwulf.