The history of the Chvrch of Englande. Compiled by Venerable Bede, Englishman. Translated out of Latin in to English by Thomas Stapleton student in Diuinite.
The Venerable Saint Bede, trans. by Thomas Stapleton. 1565.
Stapleton’s edition of Bede is not driven by images, but the image here is no less combative than those in the Actes and Monuments. It is titled: “The first face, shewe, and maner of preaching the Gospel to us Englishmen, by S. Augustin our Apostle, in the presence of Elbert then kinge of kent etc., An. 596.” It is flat, lacking movement or action and far less detailed than those of Foxe. Its content and layout, however, are a poignant attack on Henry VIII’s usurpation of church leadership. This is best seen in comparing the title page image from Henry’s Great Bible.
|Title||The history of the Chvrch of Englande. Compiled by Venerable Bede, Englishman. Translated out of Latin in to English by Thomas Stapleton student in Diuinite.|
|Short Title||Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. English|
|Creator||The Venerable Saint Bede, trans. by Thomas Stapleton|
|Call Number||Case D 245 .08647|