Tag Archives: Bede

Did Bede Get it Wrong?

I am currently trying to write a chapter┬áset in East Anglia in the year 635 and this has set me musing on what happened next. The big picture is that East Anglia was under repeated attack from the Mercians led … Continue reading

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Preface

Just before Christmas, I did something very bold. I gave the text to somebody to read. Their verdict was, on the whole, not too bad, although they were confused by the Anglo-Saxon and Brythonic names ( I hope I am … Continue reading

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England in Autumn and the Death of Edwin of Deira

I have been travelling over the last few weeks, reminding myself about what the natural world is doing at this time of year in England. According to Bede, Edwin of Northumbria’s final battle was on the 12th of October 633 … Continue reading

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