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Ecclesiastical history of the english people

Author: Beda, Venerabilis; Cuthbertus, Lindisfarnenses; Leo Sherley-Price; R E Latham; David Hugh Farmer
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Written in AD 731, Bede's work opens with a background sketch of Roman Britain's geography and history. It goes on to tell of the kings and bishops, monks and nuns who helped to develop Anglo-Saxon  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Named Person: Beda, Venerabilis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beda, Venerabilis; Cuthbertus, Lindisfarnenses; Leo Sherley-Price; R E Latham; David Hugh Farmer
ISBN: 014044565X 9780140445657
OCLC Number: 782083539
Notes: 1e uitg. 1955.
Description: 397 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Book one: the situation of Britain and Ireland - their earliest inhabitants; on Gaius Julius Caesar, the first Roman to reach Britain; Claudius - the second Roman to reach Britain - annexes the Isles of Orkney to the Roman Empire - under his direction Vespasian subdues the Isle of Wight; Lucius - a British king - writes to Pope Eleutherus and asks to be made a Christian; Severus divides Roman Britain from the rest by an earth work; the reign of Diocletian - his persecution of the Christian Church; the martyrdom of Saint Alban and his companions - who shed their life-blood for Christ at this time; the Church in Britain enjoys peace from the end of this persecution until the time of the Arian heresy; during the reign of Gratian - Maximus is created Emperor in Britain and returns to Gaul with a large army; during the reign of Arcadius - the Briton Pelagius presumptuously belittles the grace of God; during the reign of Honorius - Gratian and Constantine set up as despots in Britain - the former is killed shortly afterwards in Britain - the latter in Gaul; the Britons - harassed by the Irish and Picts - seek help from the Romans - who come and build a second wall across the island - notwithstanding, these enemies again break in and reduce the Britons to worse straits; during the reign of Theodosius the Younger - Palladius is sent to the Christians among the Irish - the Britons make an unsuccessful appeal to the Consul Aetius; the Britons made desperate by famine drive the Barbarians out of their land - there soon follows an abundance of corn - luxury - plague - and doom on the nation. (Part contents)
Responsibility: Bede ; with Bede's Letter to Egbert and Cuthbert's Letter on the death of Bede ; the History transl. by Leo Sherley-Price, rev. by R E. Latham ; transl. of the minor works, new introd. and notes by D.H. Farmer.

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