Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum

Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum Bede May also referred to as Saint Bede or the Venerable Bede Latin Beda Venerabilis was a monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth today part of Sunderla

  • Title: Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum
  • Author: Bede
  • ISBN: 9781469956770
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bede 672 673 26 May 735 , also referred to as Saint Bede or the Venerable Bede Latin Beda Venerabilis , was a monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth, today part of Sunderland, England, and of its companion monastery, Saint Paul s, in modern Jarrow, both in the Kingdom of Northumbria Bede s monastery had access to a superb library which incBede 672 673 26 May 735 , also referred to as Saint Bede or the Venerable Bede Latin Beda Venerabilis , was a monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth, today part of Sunderland, England, and of its companion monastery, Saint Paul s, in modern Jarrow, both in the Kingdom of Northumbria Bede s monastery had access to a superb library which included works by Eusebius and Orosius among many others The Ecclesiastical History of the English People was completed in about 731 Bede was aided in writing this book by Albinus, abbot of St Augustine s Abbey, Canterbury The first of the five books begins with some geographical background, and then sketches the history of England, beginning with Caesar s invasion in 55 BC A brief account of Christianity in Roman Britain, including the martyrdom of St Alban, is followed by the story of Augustine s mission to England in 597, which brought Christianity to the Anglo Saxons The second book begins with the death of Gregory the Great in 604, and follows the further progress of Christianity in Kent and the first attempts to evangelise Northumbria These ended in disaster when Penda, the pagan king of Mercia, killed the newly Christian Edwin of Northumbria at the Battle of Hatfield Chase in about 632 The setback was temporary, and the third book recounts the growth of Christianity in Northumbria under kings Oswald of Northumbria and Oswy The climax of the third book is the account of the Council of Whitby, traditionally seen as a major turning point in English history The fourth book begins with the consecration of Theodore as Archbishop of Canterbury, and recounts Wilfrid s efforts to bring Christianity to the kingdom of Sussex The fifth book brings the story up to Bede s day, and includes an account of missionary work in Frisia, and of the conflict with the British church over the correct dating of Easter Bede wrote a preface for the work, in which he dedicates it to Ceolwulf, king of Northumbria The preface mentions that Ceolwulf received an earlier draft of the book presumably Ceolwulf knew enough Latin to understand it, and he may even have been able to read it The preface makes it clear that Ceolwulf had requested the earlier copy, and Bede had asked for Ceolwulf s approval this correspondence with the king indicates that Bede s monastery had excellent connections among the Northumbrian nobility.

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    1. Bede 672 673 26 May 735 , also referred to as Saint Bede or the Venerable Bede Latin B da Vener bilis , was an English monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth and of its companion monastery, Saint Paul s, in modern Jarrow see Monkwearmouth Jarrow , both in the Kingdom of Northumbria He is well known as an author and scholar, and his most famous work, Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum The Ecclesiastical History of the English People gained him the title The Father of English History.In 1899, Bede was made a Doctor of the Church by Leo XIII, a position of theological significance he is the only native of Great Britain to achieve this designation Anselm of Canterbury, also a Doctor of the Church, was originally from Italy Bede was over a skilled linguist and translator, and his work with the Latin and Greek writings of the early Church Fathers contributed significantly to English Christianity, making the writings much accessible to his fellow Anglo Saxons Bede s monastery had access to a superb library which included works by Eusebius and Orosius among many others.

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