The Christian Church in Anglo-Saxon England (449-1066 A.D.)
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Albertson, Clinton. Anglo-Saxon Saints and Heroes. Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 1967. 347p. St. Cuthbert, Wilfrid, St. Guthlac, St. Benedict Biscop, Ceolfrith, St. Willibrord and St. Boniface.
BX4659 .G7 A5

Alcock, Leslie. Arthur's Britain: History and Archaeology AD 367-634. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1971. Early Christianity in Britain," pp.132-136; "The Conversion of the English" pp.307-310.
DA152 .A7 1972

Bede. A History of the English Church and People. Revised Edition. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1968. 364p.
BR746 .B5 1968b

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Edited by Bertram Colgrave and R. A. B. Mynors. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969. 618p.
BR746 .B5 1969

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England. Edited by Michael Lapidge and others. Malden, MA and Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1999. Articles on Christianity and Christians appear throughout the book.
Ref. DA152 .B58 1999

Blair, Peter Hunter. An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England. Second Edition. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1977. Chapter 3, "The Church," pp.116-193,365.
DA152.2 .B55 1977

Blair, Peter Hunter. Northumbria in the Days of Bede. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1976. 254p.
DA670 .N813 B54

Blair, Peter Hunter. The World of Bede. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1971. 340p.
PR1578 .B6 1971

Brown, George Forrest. Theodore and Wilfrith. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1897. 303p.
BR749 .B8

Brown, George Forrest. The Venerable Bebe. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1887. 192p.
PR1578 .B76 1887

Bruce, F. F. The Spreading Flame. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1958. Chapter XXXVI, "Early British Christianity," pp.353-362; Chapter XXXVII, "Beyond the Roman Wall," pp.363-370; Chapter XXXIX, "The Iona Community," pp.384-395; Chapter XL, "Evangelizing the English," pp.396-403; Chapter XLI, "England Takes Up the Touch," pp.404-418.
BR165 .B715 1958

Campbell, James, Eric John, and Patrick Wormald. The Anglo-Saxons. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982. Chapter 3, "The First Christian Kings," pp.45-69; Chapter 4, "The Age of Bede and Aethelbald," pp.70-100; Chapter 5, "The Age of Offa and Alcuin," pp.101-128. Bibliography, pp.258-266.
DA152 .C28 1982

Cavill, Paul. Anglo-Saxon Christianity. London: Fount/HarperCollins, 1999. 211 p.
BR742 .C38 1999

Cunliffe, Barry. Wessex to AD 1000. London and New York: Longman, 1993. "The Church," pp.312-318; "The Monastic Revival," pp.318-319; "From Minsters to Parish Churches," pp.319-320.
DA670 .W48 C86 1993

Deanesly, Margaret. The Pre-conquest Church in England. New York: Oxford University Press, 1961. 374p. Bibliography, pp.355-358.
BR748 .D4 1961

Duckett, Eleanor S. Alcuin, Friend of Charlemagne: His World and His Work. New York: Macmillan, 1951. 337p. Bibliography, pp.319-328.
LB125 .A4 D8

Duckett, Eleanor Shipley. The Gateway to the Middle Ages. New York: Macmillan, 1938. Chapter VII, "A Picture of Britain," pp.312-357.
D121 .D8

Edwards, David L. Christian England: Its Story to the Reformation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980. Chapter 1, "Prelude: Romans and Celts," pp.13-43; Chapter 2, "The Conversion of England," pp.44-73; Chapter 3, "The Anglo-Saxon Achievement," pp.74-104. "Further Reading," pp.105-106.
BR746 .E38

Fitzsimons, Matthew Anthony. The Past Recaptured: Great Historians and the History of History. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1983. Chapter 5, "Bede: Monastic Historian in a Barbarian World," pp.72-88.
D14 .F57 1983

Godfrey, John. The Church in Anglo-Saxon England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1962. 529p.
BR749 .G6

Hanning, Robert W. The Vision of History in Early Britain: From Gildas to Geoffrey of Monmouth. New York: Columbia University Press, 1966. Chapter 3, "Bede's 'Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum: Brittannia Renovata,'" pp.63-90.
DA1 .H33

Hardinge, Leslie. Beliefs and Practices of the Celtic Chruch in Britain. London: University of London, 1963. 291p. Ph.D. Thesis. Bibliography, pp.269-291.
BR748 .H37 1963

Hardinge, Leslie. The Celtic Church in Britain. London: S.P.C.K. for the Church Historical Society, 1972. 265p. Bibliography, pp.235-257.
BR748 .H37 1972

Harrison, Kenneth. The Framework of Anglo-Saxon History to A.D. 900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. Chapter 3, "The Easter Tables of Dionysius," pp.30-51; Chapter 4, "The Christian Era in Britain," pp.52-75, Chapter 5, "Bede's History," pp.76-98.
DA129.5 .H37

Hill, David. An Atlas of Anglo-Saxon England. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981. "The Church," pp144-166.
Ref. G1812.21 .S2 H5 1981

Howe, Nicholas. Migration and Mythmaking in Anglo-Saxon England. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989. Chapter 4, "Conversion and Return: From Island to Continent," pp.108-142.
PR179 .M53 H68 1989

Jones, Charles W. "Bede." In Volume 2. Editor in Chief, Joseph R. Strayer. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1983. Pp.153-156.
Ref. D114 .D5 1982 v.2

Knowles, David. Saints and Scholars: Twenty-five Medieval Portraits. Cambridge: Cambridge Uiversity Press, 1962. Chapter 2, "Bede the Venerable," pp.12-18; Chapter 3, "Three Monastic Founders: Dunstan, Ethelwold and Oswald," pp.19-22.
BR754 .A1 K57

Lapidge, Michael. "Monasticism." In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England. Edited by Michael Lapidge and others. Malden, MA and Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1999. Pp.320-322.
Ref. DA152 .B58 1999

Mayr-Harting, Henry. The Coming of Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England. Third Edition. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1991. 334p.
BR749 .M42 1991

Mitton, Michael. The Soul of Celtic Spirituality In the Lives of Its Saints. Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 1996. 148p.
BR748 .M58 1996

Moorman, John R. H. A History of the Church in England. Third Edition. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse, 1980. Chapter I, "The Church in Britain Before 597," pp.3-11; Chapter II, "The Conversion of England(597-664)," pp.12-22; Chapter III, "Consolidation and Advance(664-793)," pp.23-36; Chapter IV, "Chaos and Reconstruction (793-988)," pp.37-46; Chapter V, "The Eve of the Conquest (988-1066)," pp.47-56.
BR743 .M6 1980

Morris, John. The Age of Arthur: A History of the British Isles from 350 to 650. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973. Chapter Nine," Christian Ireland," pp.164-176; Chapter Eighteen, "The Fifth Century Church," pp.335-355; Chapter Nineteen, "Sixth Century Monks," pp.356-388; Chapter Twenty, "The Seventh Century Church," pp.389-405.
DA145 .M56

Rosenthal, Joel T. Angles, Angels and Conquerors. "The Borzoi History of England, Volume 1: 400-1154." New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. Chapter 4, "The Christian Church," pp.127-163.
DA26 .B65 v.1

Sawyer, P. H. From Roman Britain to Norman England. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1978. "The Conversion of the English," pp.91-98; Chapter VII, "The Church and Society," pp.234-249.
DA152 .S28 1978

Thacker, Alan. "Cuthbert, St." In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England. Edited by Michael Lapidge and others. Malden, MA and Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1999. Pp.131-133.
Ref. DA152 .B58 1999

Webb, J. F., editor and translator. Lives of the Saints: The Voyage of St. Brendan, Bede: Life of Cuthbert, and Eddius Stephanus: Life of Wilfrid. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1965. 206p.
BX4659 .G7 W43

Wormald, Patrick. "The Venerable Bede and the 'Church of the English'." In The English Religious Tradition and the Genius of Anglicanism. Edited by Geoffrey Rowell. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1992. Pp.13-32.
BX5005 .E54 1992



Backhouse, Janet. "The Making of England." History Today 41 (November 1991): 7-12. Anglo-Saxon England. Illus.

Bryant, W. N. "Bede of Jarrow." History Today 19 (June 1969): 373-381,439. Illus.

Hassall, W. O. "Bede's Life of St. Cuthbert." British History Illustrated 5 (February/March 1979): 32-36. Illus.

Huntley, Dana. "The Venerable Bede at Jarrow." British Heritage 24 (November 2003): 46-51. Illus.

Kirby, D. P. "Bede, Eddius Stephanus and the 'Life of Wilfrid'." English Historical Review 98 (January 1983): 101-114.

Miller, M. "Bede's Use of Gildas." English Historical Review 90 (April 1975): 241-261.

Mitchell, Barbara. "Anglo-Saxon Double Monasteries." History Today 45 (October 1995): 33-39. Illus.

Reed, David. "The Holy Isle." British Heritage 10 (October/November 1989): 26-33. Illus. The island of Lindisfarne.

Sharp, Chris. "St. Cuthbert's Way." British Heritage 22 (October/November 2001): 46-53. Illus.

Tatton-Brown, Tim. "The Images of St. Dunstan." History Today 38 (April 1988): 36-39. Illus. Dunstan was an Archbishop of Canterbury.


Web URLs

Bede: Internet Sites

Bede Net

Bede's World: The Museum of Early Medieval Northumbria at Jarrow

The Development of Christian Society in Early England

Early Christianity in England and Wales

The Ecole Glossary: Synod of Whitby

The Ecole Glossary: The Venerable Bede

The Lindisfarne Gospels

Lindisfarne Information Pages

Orthodox Christianity in the British Isles

Saxon Churches in Britain: An Introduction

Venerable Bede: Ecclesiastical History



Memorable Leaders in Christian History: Bede (c.673-735). Video. 26 minutes.
Circulation Desk VTR BR748 .M46 1999 no.2

Memorable Leaders in Christian History: Lindisfarne and the Lindisfarne Gospels. Video. 26 minutes.
Circulation Desk VTR BR748 .M46 1999 no.5