[Cologne], Apud Iannem Gymnicum. : Anno M.D.XXXIIII  Cum priuilegio Cæs
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Bede, the Venerable, Saint 673-735. Biblical scholar and 'Father of English History.' Best known for his Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum (Church History of the English People). "This..., a primary source for early English history, owes its value to Bede's care in collecting information from those most likely to know, his meticulous listing of his authorities and the separation of historical fact from hearsay and tradition. Its interest is enhanced by the vividness of his descriptions."--F. L. Cross: Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, p.148. He enter... View More...