The Venerable Bede

Bede or St. Baeda, also called the Venerable Bede - Anglo-Saxon scholar, theologian and historianThe Northumbrian Renaissance was a very short period of cultural flowering in the Northumbrian Kingdom of England around 7th and 8th century AD. During this period there were advancements in areas like biblical illuminations, epic poetry, and architecture. The center for which most theology, architecture, and poetry were produced was monasteries. Perhaps the most significant monastery of this Renaissance was the Monastery of Jarrow. From Jarrow came a monk named the Venerable Bede. Bede was a well-respected English monk, who was the most noteworthy scholar of the Northumbrian Renaissance. He wrote a book entitled Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum or The Ecclesiastical History of the English People. This book is considered to be a great work of art. It focuses on the history of the organization of the English church and on heresies and the exertions that were made to abolish them.

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