the Venerable Saint Bede, (translated by D. Farmer, Leo Sherley-Price)
Bede was born in 673. He became a monk at an early age and lived most of his life at Jarrow. Scholar, teacher and writer, he wrote biblical and other works. He has been described as the 'Father of English History'. Bede died in 735.
Leo Sherley-Price is a Rural Dean and parish priest at Devon. He has translated a number of other historical and theological texts.
D. H. Farmer is author and editor of several books on ecclesiastical and monastic history.