Rowan Williams: Bede, and the Invention of England

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Following his talk about Gildas two days before, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Doctor Rowan Williams will be continuing his series with a talk about Bede.

Bede argued the total opposite of Gildas, insisting that it was actually the invading Saxons who were the chosen people, displacing the idolatrous and immoral natives. He saw England as having a holy destiny, and appealed to the people of his age to accept this divine calling, and not to repeat the errors of the past.

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