Bede (c. 672 - 735 A.D.), monk of the monastery of Saints Peter and Paul at Wearmouth and Jarrow, Northumbria (modern England), who wrote a number of books, including an Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Bede wrote on many other topics, from music and metrics to scripture commentaries.
Bede is often known as the Venerable Bede, which suggests that he failed to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church and remains a "venerable". In fact, the title seems to have been generally given to him soon after his death. In the archdiocese of York there was a feast of Saint Bede but it was little observed in southern England and never penetrated to continental Europe.