Famous Anglo Saxon chronicler (673 – 735). Known as the Venerable Bede. Born in Northumbria and lived most of his life in the monastery in Jarrow. A prodigious scholar who was fluent in Latin and Greek, amongst others. He quietly wrote a history of the British entitled “The Ecclesiastical History of the British People” – which he finished in 731.
“The Ecclesiastical History of the British People” covered the period of English history 54 BC to 597 AD.
This important book was translated into English by Alfred the Great.
It was due to Bede that we now use A.D ( anno domini ) to signify the years after the birth of Christ. He was also a scientist of some note.
His tomb is in Durham Cathedral.
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