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  • Old English Orosius

    Manuscript

    In 410 the Visigoths, a Germanic tribe led by King Alaric (r. 395–410), entered the city of Rome and spent three days pi...

  • The story of Cædmon's Hymn

    Manuscript

    The earliest named English poet was a cowherd named Cædmon who lived at the Abbey of Whitby. We know about this man beca...

  • Tiberius Bede

    Manuscript

    Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People was completed in 731. The work tells the story of the conversion of ...