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Bede reading scripture

Bede in his study


The Venerable Bede (673-735): called the "Father of English history." He was a Christian monk who spent his life at the monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow where he devoted himself to scholarship. He is best remembered for his classic work The Ecclesiastical History of the English People..

Today visitors can visit Bede's World an excellent museum in Northumbria, England. There are also some excellent resources to be found at: The Venerable Bede

Recently many of his books have been translated into English by members of the Cistercian Order. A selection can be found at: Cistercian Publications

Copyright Irving Hexham 1999