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Bede was an English monk in the early Middle Ages.
At that time there were not very many books because they were so large and were written by hand. Bede worked in the monastery’s scriptorium, the room where the monks copied books. He would meditate on the Scripture passages as he copied them. Soon he was writing his own books. Most were about Scripture, but he also wrote about history and philosophy. He wrote the first history of England and Ireland. He died when he was sixty-two and had written forty-five books.