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Notes/references/sources in more than one formatEdit

The Notes/references/sources look like they were made in more than one format by more than one person. For example, the References (should that section properly be called References? Looks more like Notes or Footnotes)... are sometimes freehand: <ref name=GHBBV_38>Hurst, ''Bede the Venerable'', p. 38.</ref> ... but sometimes with templates <ref name=World267>{{harvnb|Blair|1990|p=267}}</ref>... and what's the logic for putting the multiply-cited "Fr. Paolo O. Pirlo, SHMI (1997)." in the References instead of the Sources?... Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 01:27, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

(The) Venerable BedeEdit

The lede states that he is knows as "Venerable Bede". I've never seen or heard this form - only "the Venerable Bede". Looking at the listed sources, they also use that form as well. Should the lede be changed to reflect this? Iapetus (talk) 13:32, 1 August 2018 (UTC)


The article says that he was born in "Monkwearmouth in present-day Sunderland, England", acording to the reference of Ray Roger of 2001 but in the Encyclopaedia Britannica says "traditionally in Monkton in Jarrow, Northumbria [England]" [1].--CarlosVdeHabsburgo (talk) 18:35, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Bede states at the end of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England: "I, Bede, the servant of Christ, and priest of the monastery of the blessed Apostles, Peter and Paul, which is at Wearmouth and Jarrow, have set forth. Having been born in the territory of that same monastery, ..." thus he was born in the territory of the double monastery of Wearmouth–Jarrow. Where that is in modern terms is the question. — Joe Kress (talk) 19:19, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Because the ruins of both monasteries still survive (sacked by Vikings), their location is known precisely. The Jarrow monastery is on the south bank of the River Tyne, three miles from the coast, within the town of Jarrow. The Wearmouth monastery is five miles south on the north bank of the River Wear, only a half mile from the coast, within the city of Sunderland. Their "territory" thus includes the land between them and some land around them. Both are, since 1974, located within the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, which certainly includes their "territory". Stating they are in Sunderland excludes the Jarrow monastery, whereas stating they are in Jarrow excludes the Wearmouth monastery. — Joe Kress (talk) 01:23, 12 September 2019 (UTC)