Continuity of Christian practices in Kent, c.410-597: a historical and archaeological review
York Medieval Yearbook, ISSUE No. 2, (2003)
With its wealth of Roman remains, its pro ximity to the Continent and its comparatively early historical documents, Kent may be considered as one of the brighter corners of Dark Age Britain. Yet this brightness is only relative. The story of the passage of Roman Kent to English kingdom resembles a thin soup , a mixture of ambiguity and cautious conjecture. New pieces of evidence have been dropped in now and then, and various flavours have been tried, but only the most general consensus has been reached as to what actually happened in Kent between the days of Emperor Honorius and Pope Gregory I.