Biography of St. Aldhelm (ca. 639-709)

English writer, born about the year 639 and died in the year 709.

Educated under the tutelage of Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury, was Abbot at Malmesbury and the first bishop of Sherborne (705). Influenced by Irish authors, he/she wrote letters and songs on matters of religion and education and homilies about virginity, in an ornate latin. His most important work is the title of antiphons, The Letter To Acircius.