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The Age of Bede Setting & Symbolism

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Ancient England and Ireland

7th and 8th century England and Ireland are the major settings of all the works in The Age of Bede.

The Wearmouth and Jarrow Monasteries

The twin monasteries founded by Benedict Biscop and run by the abbots mentioned in The Age of Bede.

Northumbria

The kingdom of Angles in northeast England and the south of Scotland, established in 653 and conquered in 954. During that time, Northumbrian families produced many of the monks in The Age of Bede, including Benedict Biscop, Bede, Eosterwine, Ceolfrith, and Cuthbert.

Prayer

The Age of Bede is filled with prayers of various sorts.

The Psalter

The list of the Davidic Psalms which were regularly prayed by the monks of the twin monasteries.

The Codex Amiantus

The earliest manuscript of the entire Bible that survives written in the Latin Vulgate. It was created with medieval calligraphy. Ceolfrith commissioned it in 692 and died...

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