Saint Bede the Venerable, or simply Bede, was an early 8th-century English monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter and of its companion monastery, Saint Paul's, whose most famous work, "The Ecclesiastical History of the English People," earned him the title of Father of English History. Thirteen centuries later, J. Robert Wright has penned this thorough and straightforward guide that enables today's readers to understand exactly what Bede was saying and why his words and account remain so important.
"Wright clarifies, without oversimplification, the sometimes puzzling structure of Bede's greatest work and the interrelationships of its subjects and themes…. A most valuable work."—John V. Fleming