The Chronology of the Gregorian Mission to England: Bede's Narrative and Gregory's Correspondence

@article{Markus1963TheCO,
  title={The Chronology of the Gregorian Mission to England: Bede's Narrative and Gregory's Correspondence},
  author={Robert A. Markus},
  journal={The Journal of Ecclesiastical History},
  year={1963},
  volume={14},
  pages={16 - 30}
}
  • R. Markus
  • Published 1 April 1963
  • History
  • The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Professor Margaret Deanesly and Père Grosjean have devoted some discussion to Dom Suso Brechter's study of the sources for the English mission of Gregory the Great. The debate which it has since provoked has centred almost exclusively on the question of the authenticity of the Responsa attributed to Gregory the Great in Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People [H.E.], i, 27. Mr. J. M. Wallace-Hadrill has rightly insisted that ‘Dom Brechter's book discusses much more than the… 

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