Ecclesiastical History of the English People

Ecclesiastical History of the English People: With Bede's Letter to Egbert and Cuthbert's Letter on the Death of Bede

History , British History, Roman & Saxon Britain
Paperback Published on: 27/09/1990
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Synopsis

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 government and religion during the crucial formative years of the English people. Leo Sherley-Price's translation brings us an accurate and readable version, in modern English, of a unique historical document. This edition now includes Bede's Letter to Egbert concerning pastoral care in early Anglo-Saxon England, at the heart of which lay Bede's denunciation of the false monasteries; and The Death of Bede, an admirable eye-witness account by Cuthbert, monk and later Abbot of Jarrow, both translated by D. H. Farmer.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140445657
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 23 mm

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