Arguably the greatest Anglo-Saxon scholar, perhaps in all the early middle ages.
Entrusted into the care of Bishop Benedict Biscop at the age of 7. In about 692 when 19 years old, he was ordained a deacon by his diocesan bishop, John, who was bishop of Hexham. In his 30th year, about 702 he was ordained a priest, again by Bishop John. He continued to write and teach for the rest of his life, completing more than 40 books on subjects ranging from scripture, history and science.
He dies on the 26th may 735 and was buried at Jarrow, in the 11th century his remains were transferred to Durham Cathedral.
Above are two folios from a manuscript (Cotton MS Tiberius C.II) containing his great work, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum) This manuscript was likely made within a few decades of his death in 735. Final image is his tomb in Durham Cathedral