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Homilary, Portrait of the Venerable Bede, Walters Art Museum

Homilary, Portrait of the Venerable Bede, Walters Art Museum

Monk. Born in Northumbria in 673, Bede studied at the newly-founded monastery of Wearmouth, and then Jarrow. Here he became a monk, and spent the rest of his life - probably travelling no further afield than York and Lindisfarne. The Venerable Bede said: "'I have devoted my energies to the study of the Scriptures. Observing monastic discipline, singing the daily services in church, study, teaching and writing have always been

Monk. Born in Northumbria in 673, Bede studied at the newly-founded monastery of Wearmouth, and then Jarrow. Here he became a monk, and spent the rest of his life - probably travelling no further afield than York and Lindisfarne. The Venerable Bede said: "'I have devoted my energies to the study of the Scriptures. Observing monastic discipline, singing the daily services in church, study, teaching and writing have always been

Anglo Saxon book at Exeter Cathedral

Anglo-Saxon book on public display after 950 years in Exeter

Monk of Jarrow, biblical scholar (735)         St Bede, or the Venerable Bede, as he is often called, was born in 673 A.D. on the land of the monastery of Saints Peter and Paul in Wearmouth. At the age of 7 he was entrusted to the care of Benedict Biscop, the founder of the monastery, and then to Ceolfrith who in 681 was appointed Abbot of the monastery’s new foundation in Jarrow. Bede spent the rest of his life in the monastery. He was ordained deacon at the age of 19 and priest at 30...

Monk of Jarrow, biblical scholar (735) St Bede, or the Venerable Bede, as he is often called, was born in 673 A.D. on the land of the monastery of Saints Peter and Paul in Wearmouth. At the age of 7 he was entrusted to the care of Benedict Biscop, the founder of the monastery, and then to Ceolfrith who in 681 was appointed Abbot of the monastery’s new foundation in Jarrow. Bede spent the rest of his life in the monastery. He was ordained deacon at the age of 19 and priest at 30...

Bill Brandt - underground bomb shelters of London during the Blitz in 1940

Bill Brandt - underground bomb shelters of London during the Blitz in 1940

Visioenen van een genie Jheronimus Bosch 13 februari t/m 8 mei 2016 Het Noordbrabants Museum

Visioenen van een genie Jheronimus Bosch 13 februari t/m 8 mei 2016 Het Noordbrabants Museum

Credit: Bill Brandt/Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Children's Lives – in pictures

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