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
18 August, 1707
Death of William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire
Cavendish was a powerful supporter of the Glorious Revolution of 1888, bringing William and Mary to the throne. He also rebuilt Chatsworth House, creating one of the great English country houses.