National Trust membership
Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotland properties.
About the National Trust
This monastery on the banks of the River Tyne was the home of scholar and author The Venerable Bede
It was founded by St Benedict Biscop in 681
Its famous library, where Bede wrote, was founded by Benedict with relics and books from Rome
26 October, 899
Death of Alfred the Great
King Alfred the Great dies, and is succeeded by his son Edward, known to history as Edward the Elder.
This king lost the throne, and his life, at the Battle of Bosworth
He was blamed for killing his nephew, Edward V
He was defeated by Henry Tudor, later Henry VII