Early 11th century. [11] Bede would also have been familiar with more recent accounts such as Eddius Stephanus's Life of Wilfrid, and anonymous Lives of Gregory the Great and Cuthbert. The name "Robert Cherwell" was written on one leaf in the 16th century, but nothing is known of its history. [3], Only one manuscript of the m type remained in England.[4]. Colgrave suggests that this may be a direct copy of C, as the text is a very close match. C. Plummer published his edition of Bede’s Historical Works, the first critical edition since Smith’s, and "the very first which exhibits in an apparatus criticus the various readings of the MSS. A mid-12th-century copy of unknown history; see the Bury St. Edmunds manuscript below in this list. Some early manuscripts contain additional annalistic entries that extend past the date of completion of the Historia Ecclesiastica, with the latest entry dated 766. [3] The second book begins with the death of Gregory the Great in 604, and follows the further progress of Christianity in Kent and the first attempts to evangelise Northumbria. [3] In the early Middle Ages, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Historia Brittonum, and Alcuin's Versus de patribus, regibus et sanctis Eboracensis ecclesiae all drew heavily on the text. [9], Other copies that include the chapter on St Oswald exist, but for the relationships with other manuscripts are more obscure. 15th century. [23] He writes approvingly of Aidan and Columba, who came from Ireland as missionaries to the Picts and Northumbrians, but disapproved of the failure of the Welsh to evangelize the invading Anglo-Saxons. For the early part of the work, up until the Gregorian mission, Goffart asserts that Bede used Gildas's De excidio. Mynors's masterly text and textual introduction replaced much of Charles Plummer's great edition of 1896; but the historical notes did not attempt to match in scale and detail Plummer's second volume of commentary. The numerous c text manuscripts in England can be assigned to groups with greater or lesser certainty according to the correspondences between the manuscripts, though how they are derived from the original is not always clear. Second half of the 12th century. About half of those are located on the European continent, rather than on the British Isles. [64] It also had the Old English version of the Historia ecclesiastica. From the 14th century. Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College Δ. "[27] Goffart also feels that a major theme of the Historia is local, Northumbrian concerns, and that Bede treated matters outside Northumbria as secondary to his main concern with northern history. Written in AD 731, Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People is the first account of Anglo-Saxon England ever written, and remains our single most valuable source for this period. It finishes part way through V.21. Although Bede discusses the history of Christianity in Roman Britain, it is significant that he utterly ignores the missionary work of Saint Patrick. It i... Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Pt. "[3][37] This veiled comment, another example of Bede's discretion in commenting on current affairs, could be interpreted as ominous given Bede's more specific criticism of quasi-monasteries in his letter to Ecgberht, written three years later. [3] At the end of the work, Bede added a brief autobiographical note; this was an idea taken from Gregory of Tours' earlier History of the Franks. The last section, detailing events after the Gregorian mission, Goffart asserts were modelled on Stephen of Ripon's Life of Wilfrid. 694. 14th century. However, the latter was not very influential—only this isolated use was repeated by other writers during the rest of the Middle Ages. A 15th-century name, "Thomas Spaine", is written on the inside of the cover. Brooks "From British to English Christianity". Several English manuscripts, though clearly c texts, have not been placed in relationship to the other surviving manuscripts. [56] Charles Plummer, in his 1896 edition of Bede, identified six characteristic differences between the two manuscript types. Merton still owns one copy of Bede in Merton College 95 (K. 3. The manuscript is listed in a Rochester catalogue in 1202. British Library, Burney MS 297. Worcester Cathedral F. 148. Also important is Bede's view of the conversion process as an upper-class phenomenon, with little discussion of any missionary efforts among the non-noble or royal population. Dates from the 12th century. 163 (2016). 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