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Dickinson Bede Atlas

An interactive atlas of all the places mentioned in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica. You can pan and zoom to explore locations in context, search for a place by its modern English or medieval Latin name, and click on locations to link to relevant passages in the text or to further information in Linked Open Data resources like Pleiades and Pastscape.

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Geography of Britain

Bede begins his narrative in Book I, Chapter 1 with a geographic description: "Britain, once called Albion, is an island in the ocean..." This narrated story map includes the Roman roads and provinces as they appeared in the second century, not the seventh, but which still clearly informed Bede's understanding of geography.

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