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  1. Saintthe Venerable Bede, a.d. 673?–735, English monk, historian, and theologian: wrote earliest history of England.
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  • Bede tells us that there were three different branches of this race.

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    P. H. Ditchfield

  • Bede's picture of it is a true one; and for that reason it comes home to us.

  • Bede had translated the Gospel of St. John, but this work is lost.

  • Then—Bede says that they were punished for this sin—the East Saxons fell into trouble.

  • Bede tells that the saint bore the united name of Columbkill.

British Dictionary definitions for bede


  1. Saint, known as the Venerable Bede . ?673–735 ad, English monk, scholar, historian, and theologian, noted for his Latin Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731). Feast day: May 27 or 25Latin name: Baeda
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