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Aldhelm (d. 709/710) 

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Andrew ScheilAndrew Scheil

*Anglo-Saxon *bishop and abbot, scholar and poet, sometimes called the ‘first English man of letters’. Few biographical details of Aldhelm’s life are secure. Most likely born of noble blood and with familial ties to the ruling house of Wessex, and perhaps fostered with members of the royal house of Northumbria, Aldhelm was probably only one generation removed from ... ...

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