He was definitely recognized as overlord by all the other Anglo-Saxon kings of his day except Eadbald of Kent.
The Frisian peasants and fisher folk loved their independence, and were equally refractory to the rule of any distant overlord, whether count or bishop. Dirk VI.
Assuming that he was overlord of Hungary, he declared that its crown should fall to the house of Anjou.
He granted to the abbot of the Sakya monastery in southern Tibet the title of tributary sovereign of the country, head of the Buddhist church, and overlord over the numerous barons and abbots, and in return was officially crowned by the abbot as ruler over the extensive domain of the Mongol empire.
In the 8th century Glastonbury was already a borough owned by the abbey, which continued to be overlord till the Dissolution.