Bede completes Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (45 words)

Historical Context Note

Context

Bede's Historia ecclesiastica, dedicated to King Ceolwulf of Northumbria, is one of the most important primary sources for the history of the Anglo-Saxons up to the early eighth century.

For more information please see our entry on Bede: Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, by Sharon Rowley.

Citation: Dance, Richard William. "Bede completes Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 September 2015 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=6825, accessed 20 January 2022.]

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