Bede was born in Northumbria, about 673, the time when the final conversion of England was being accomplished.
Bede tells us that there were three different branches of this race.
Bede the Venerable wrote hymns also; the two best known are the Hymnum canamus gloriae, and Hymnum canentes martyrum.
Bede's picture of it is a true one; and for that reason it comes home to us.
We are driven to no such alternative; our canons of criticism are different from Bede's, and so are our notions of probability.
Bede had translated the Gospel of St. John, but this work is lost.
The venerable Bede was his pupil, and speaks of many miracles which he performed.
Then—Bede says that they were punished for this sin—the East Saxons fell into trouble.
Alfred was the first who translated the works of Bede into Saxon, and made them familiar to his subjects.
Bede tells that the saint bore the united name of Columbkill.