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The Age of Bede (Penguin Classics) by [Bede]
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Bede (c. 672 or 673 – May 25, 735), was a Benedictine monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth, today part of Sunderland, and of its companion monastery, Saint Paul's, in modern Jarrow (see Wearmouth-Jarrow), both in the English county of Durham (now Tyne and Wear). 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".


J.F. Webb is a priest of the Roman diocese of Wrexham, North Wales.

D.H. Farmer was Reader in History at Reading University until 1988. He is author and editor of several books on ecclesiastical and monastic history such as The Oxford Dictionary of Saints.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3419 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 1st edition (5 Aug. 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014044727X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140447279
  • ASIN: B002RI96V2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #252,749 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It's a shame that most of this great and learned man's work's are now overlooked.
Although Bede is mainly studied as a historian now, in his time his works on grammar, chronology, and biblical studies were as important as his historical and hagiographical works.
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Bede died on 26 May 735 and was buried at Jarrow. His remains were transferred to Durham Cathedral in the 11th century; his tomb was looted in 1541, but the contents were, probably, reinterred in the Galilee chapel at the cathedral.
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A few facts about him.
He was aware that the earth was a sphere.
He knew that the moon influenced the cycle of the tides.
He wrote on calculating time and his exposition of the Great Cycle of 532 years was of fundamental value to the Church in the task of calculating the date of Easter.
He is the only Englishman mentioned in Dante's Paradise, Paradiso X.130.
One of his disciples was St Cuthbert, but that's another story.
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The works contained within this book, give a real flavour for the early life of the church in England. The heroes of the 6th and 7th century were holy monks and bishops who fought a constant battle against violent secular rulers, superstition, disease and the elements.
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I bought this for a friend who was delighted with the gift, the only concern was the size of the print it is very small
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This was a Christmas present and the recipient was very surprised and so pleased. Good value for money and quick service
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Wonderful book -only had a chance to dip into it as yet. Bede, Cuthbert and all the people included in this book are extraordinary people living in challenging times. We have much to learn.
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Fascinating accounts of early Celtic church leaders,invaluable resource.well worth buying and reading.
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