Page 1.—3 Ceolwulph or Ceolulph, king of the Northumbrians, a prince of no small learning, and an encourager of learned men; he resigned his kingdom to his son three years after Bede's death, and became monk at Lindisfarne, where he died in the year 740. There were two others of this name, one king of the East-Saxons, the other of the Mercians.
Page 2.—9 Albinuso, an Englishman, and the first of that country that was abbot of St. Austin's, near Canterbury; he was disciple to Adrian, the abbot, and Theodore, the archbishop: was famous for his knowledge in Greek and Latin, and died anno 723. He has been confounded with Flaccus Albinus, or Alcuinus, by Baronius, Leland, and others; whereas he lived the age after the other, and died abbot of Tours, in the year 804. Bede wrote to this Albinus an epistle, De auxilii accepti beneficio.
11 Theodore, a Greek, sent over by Pope Vitalian, was archbishop of Canterbury. Of him Bede has treated in his fourth and fifth books.
12 Adrian, colleague with Theodore, was abbot of St. Austin's; died there 723, and was afterwards canonized.
12 Nothelmus was born at London; he was priest of St. Paul's, afterwards monk of Canterbury, and archbishop thereof two years after Bede's death. He wrote (according to Pits, p. 141) one book of the Life of St. Augustine, one book of his Miracles, one of his Translation, which he undertook at the instance of Bede and Alcuinus, his scholar; he likewise wrote one book of Epistles to Bede, and died anno 739.
Page 3.—25 Cyneburt or Cimbert, was first monk, and afterwards bishop of Lincoln; he is said by Bale and Pits to have written Annals: but I suppose they had no authority for it but this mention Bede makes of him, which was enough for them.
Page 4.—3 Cuthbert, bishop of Hagulstad and Landisfarne; his life Bede wrote first in heroic verse and afterwards in prose, as it is now among his works.