When King Ethelbert of Kent in Britain received the first group of Christian priests who brought him greetings from the Pope in 597 AD, the king insisted that the meeting take place in a particular location. What was this?

Answer: He insisted on meeting the priests in the open air, so the wind would blow away any spells that they might cast upon him with their alien magic.

Source: The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger

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