Saturday, June 30, 2007

Early Medieval Outing

Last week the whole NEH group went to Jarrow and Wearmouth.
These were two monastery sites founded by Benedict Biscop in the 6th-7th century,
and Jarrow in particular was the home of the Venerable Bede, who wrote a history of the English church (very important for early medieval scholars.)
This is our group standing on the site of the former scriptorium where Bede wrote.
It was a Cold and Rainy day- this is one of the few moments when the rain was not torrential.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Quite the group! You look very cute. I wish my name was the Venerable Bede!