I was an Anglo-Saxon. I was born in northeast England and lived most of my life
in a monastery. The monastery had a big library of books and I read them all.
I was one of the most learned men in Europe.
I gave my life to educating others. I wrote
more than 40 books. My most famous book was a history of the English people from Roman
times to the time of my death. It was the first history of the English people and most of the
stories that people know about early English history come from my book.