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Lives of the Saints
The long-lost monastery at Crayke in North Yorkshire was home to two saints with different but equally valuable gifts.
The Battle of Nechtansmere
King Ecgfrith of Northumbria dismissed repeated warnings about his imperial ambitions.
As late as the fifteenth century, criminals on the run could find
refuge in the precincts of England’s great churches.
by Temple Chevallier 1794-1873
St Bede of Wearmouth and Jarrow
The mild-mannered, artistic monk was nevertheless a founding father of the English nation.
St George, Patron Saint of England
George served in the Roman army and lies buried in Israel, yet he makes an ideal patron for England.
The Kings of Northumbria
Out of a restless alliance between two 6th century kingdoms came a civilisation that defined Englishness.
The Copy Book
Think and Speak