Venerable Bede gets his due on his day (almost) . . . and answers the question, where does all the English pomp and circumstance come from!

Venerable Bede is one of our favorite saints, not least because he was a prolific author! We cannot say enough good things about him, so check out his page on Wilson’s Almanac website for all the dirt.  Bede is best known as the author of  Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum or An Ecclesiastical History of the English People or The History of the English Church and People. 

If you’ve never read it, it’s quite interesting.

And at this point, it’s way out of copyright and available for free!

Bede’s actual day is May 26th, but given the English are celebrating for the better part of the week. . . .

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