Editorial Note by Stephen Baxter.
Part I An Early Christian Culture and its Critic.
1 Bede and Benedict Biscop.
2 Bede, Beowulf and the Conversion of the Anglo Saxon Aristocracy.
3 Bede, the Bretwaldas and the origins of the Gens Anglorum.
4 Bede and the conversion of England: the charter evidence.
Part II The Impact of Bede's Critique.
5 Æthelwold and his Continental Counterparts: Contact, Comparison, Contrast.
6 Bede and the 'Church of the English'.
7 How do we know so much about Anglo Saxon Deerhurst?
8 Aristocrats as Abbots: a context for the making of Brixworth.
Appendix: Hilda, Saint and Scholar (614-680).