Aldhelm was a great scholar and contributor to the field of prose of Anglo-Saxon period. He is considered to be the first Englishman who became famous as a scholar and teacher. He did for the South what at later period Bede did for the North. After a while he was made Abbot of Malmesbury, then Bishop of Sherborne. He is known for his notable achievements in the field of prose and verse. He died in 790. He did much of his work in Latin. But his English verse was esteemed highly. He was interested more in music and architecture.


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