Biblical Scholarship in England before the Norman Conquest

24th Sep 2021 19:00 - 24th Sep 2021 21.00 Event Type: Lecture

Biblical Scholarship in England before the Norman Conquest

Join Professor Sarah Foot, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Oxford, for this fascinating lecture, taking online and in the cathedral.

Study of the Bible lay at the centre of religious life in the Anglo-Saxon period and underpinned the whole written culture of early medieval England.  Professor Foot leads us through the times of Bede, Alfred and Æthelwold to reveal a tradition interrupted but not destroyed by the Norman Conquest.

This lecture will be of interest to all those wishing to understand how our forebears, including the monastic scholars of the Priory of St Swithun at Winchester, understood and studied the scriptures in the later part of the first millennium. Sarah Foot is author of Monastic Life in Anglo-Saxon England, c. 600–900.

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