As far as many are concerned, the entire discourse of English history as we know it is attributable to one man. Before him, the past was handed down to us through myth, legend, and the stories of our elders. After him, the rigorous chronicling of the past was a matter of due course for the nation's institutions.
The Venerable Bede lifted history out of the Dark Ages and, through his many works, made it an essential aspect of our understanding of the world. Known as the 'Father of English History', Bede lived from 673 to 735 AD and wrote on an enormous array of subjects, from History and Theology, to Linguistics, Education, and even poetry.
Step into his world and learn how this holy man would have lived over a thousand years ago.