A-Z: General definitions: Bede


(c673-735). Anglo-Saxon historian and biblical scholar. Sent to monastery of Wearmouth at age seven and was later transferred to Jarrow. In his lifetime he was reknowned for his learning, Bede wrote treatises on poetry, time and cosmography. Historical works include History of the Abbots, prose and verse versions of the Life of St Cuthbert and Ecclesiastical History of the English People.

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