The Venerable Bede (jan 1, 672 – jan 1, 735)
Anglo-Saxon theologian, historian, and chronologist, best known for his Historia
Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum (“Ecclesiastical History of the English People”) finished in 731 AD, it is
considered one of the most important original references on Anglo-Saxon history and has played a
key role in the development of an English national identity.
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