BENEDICT BISCOP (628?–69o) , also known as Biscop BADUCING,
See also:English churchman, was
See also:born of a
See also:good Northumbrian
See also:family and was for a
See also:time a
See also:thegn of
See also:King Oswiu . He then went abroad and after a second
See also:journey to Rome (he made five altogether) lived as a
See also:monk at Lerins (665-667) . It was under his conduct that
See also:Theodore of
See also:Tarsus came from Rome to Canter-bury in 669, and in the same
See also:year Benedict was appointed
See also:abbot of St
See also:Peter's, Canterbury . Five years later he built the monastery of St Peter at Wearmouth, on
See also:land granted him by
See also:Ecgfrith of Northumbria, and endowed it with an excellent library . A papal
See also:letter in 678 exempted the monastery from
See also:control, and in 682 Benedict erected a
See also:sister foundation (St Paul) at
See also:Jarrow . He died on the 12th of
See also:January 69o, leaving a high reputation for piety and culture . Saxon architecture owes nearly everything to his initiative, and Bede was one of his pupils .
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