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to Mercia, except Norfolk, Suffolk, & Cambridgeshire, which was under the East Angles. The last of the Heptarchy was the Kingdom of Northumberland, whose leaders tho they came over as soon as the rest did not take the title of King till long after. Writers make the Conversion of the Saxons to Christianity in 560. to be owing to Burtha Daughter of a King of Paris, marry'd to Ermenrick King of Kent. About 669. many of the Romish Doctrines were brought into this Country, such as Monkish Institutions, Relicts, Purgatory &c. by two of the Bishops that had been bred abroad, Theodore & Winfred, & this in opposition to the Christian Religion practic'd by the Britons, & Scotch Doctrines who as we have observ'd before, had had Christianity among them from an Early date. We shall pass over the History of the different Kingdoms of the Heptarchy, & only observe that the Royal Line failing in most of them, they run into Faction & disorder.