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Saints of Northumbria By Iain MacDonald

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Draws on Bede's 'Ecclesiastical History' and other early sources to provide insight into the colourful lives of Saints Aidan, Colman, Chad, Wilfrid, Oswald, Hilda, Cuthbert and others.

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Saints of Northumbria by Iain MacDonald

Northern Britain in late Anglo-Saxon times was enriched by a flourishing of the Church under the leadership of holy men and women who left enduring traces on society and landscape. Lindisfarne, Durham, York, Hexham and Whitby were all important centres of cultural and social influence. The monasteries and communities of these 7th and 8th century saints were to be swept away by the Vikings savage attacks from 793 onwards. But the colourful lives of Saints Aidan, Colman, Chad, Wilfrid, Oswald, Hilda, Cuthbert and others, and the remarkable events surrounding them, were fortunately recorded by Bede and other annalists of the period. The account of their involvement in the power shifts between the Northumbrian royal houses, the struggles of the great ecclesiastical debate around the Synod of Whitby in 664, as well as the wealth of stories of visions, miracles and marvels which filled their lives -- these have all come down in the ancient texts. This selection draws on Bede's 'Ecclesiastical History' and other early sources to provide insight into the inspirational power of these saintly lives in their own day and for times to come.

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Saints of Northumbria by Iain MacDonald
Iain MacDonald
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Floris Books
1997-03-01
144
086315252X
9780863152528
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.