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Of Bede and birds

Last month we looked at the life of Bede (c.673–735), the Anglo-Saxon historian who is best known for his Church History of the English People (Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum).

History Professor Michael Haykin
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Why does this historical work – which traces the history of England from the Roman occupation to 731, the year that it was completed, as well as detailing the conversion of the Anglo-Saxon peoples – merit calling Bede a model historian?