Authors: Bede


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Bede Net

Bede (673-735, St. Bede, the Venerable Bede) is a Doctor of the Church and patron of English writers and historians. He is the greatest writer of Anglo-Saxon England.

Bede wrote almost exclusively in Latin. The vast majority of his works are commentaries on Scripture. Bede also wrote the Historia Ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History of the English People). A list of his writings can be found at the end of that book.

Bede also translated the Bible into English and wrote poems in Old English. We have a short poem called "Bede's Death Song" and a longer poem (which may not be by Bede) called "Doomsday."


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