Born in AD 673, on land that would form part of the monastery estates, Bede was only 7 when he was sent to join the monks at Wearmouth.Although he never left the area, his gift for collecting and connecting information gave him a truly unique view of the world.From this, he showed why the length of days and nights changed with the seasons, and how tides were dragged by the moon.
They would not have believed that the world was round [applause].
We’ve heard these folks in the past.” which are clearly out of line with biblical teaching, should it be surprising that he would also repeat one of the commonest anti-Christian fables?
“We call the earth a globe, not as if the shape of a sphere were expressed in the diversity of plains and mountains, but because, if all things are included in the outline, the earth’s circumference will represent the figure of a perfect globe. For truly it is an orb placed in the centre of the universe; in its width it is like a circle, and not circular like a shield but rather like a ball, and it extends from its centre with perfect roundness on all sides.” “The physicist proves the earth to be round by one means, the astronomer by another: for the latter proves this by means of mathematics, e.g.
Readers of works on European history (or, indeed, newspapers and pretty much anything else) may notice there are two competing dating systems, using short abbreviations: the A.
D.', which stands for Anno Domini (' The Year Of Our Lord') is increasingly seen as inappropriate given the majority who have different, if any, 'lords'.
Bede was the first historian to attempt a history of the English.He corresponded with monks at other monasteries across Britain, and even sent the Bishop of London to research the papal archives in Rome on his behalf.He wrote the seminal 'History of the English Church and People', was the first English person to use the term 'English', two centuries before England would be united, popularised the AD/BC dating system we use today, devised the method we use to calculate when Easter falls and worked out how the moon affects the tides.Historian Jeffrey Burton Russell (1934–) thoroughly debunked the flat earth myth over 20 years ago in his definitive study “There never was a period of ‘flat earth darkness’ among scholars (regardless of how the public at large may have conceptualized our planet both then and now).Greek knowledge of sphericity never faded, and all major medieval scholars accepted the earth’s roundness as an established fact of cosmology.” century; the last name means “voyager to India”).From his own words, we know that he was given to the most reverend Abbot Benedict, and afterwards to Ceolfrid, to be educated.