658 - Caedmon was born.
657 BC - Cædmon is said to have taken holy orders at an advanced age and it is implied that he lived at Streonæshalch at least in part during Hilda’s abbacy.
- Caedmon was a herdsman and lay brother at Whitby, a monastery founded by St. Hilda. As a lay brother, he did not have the responsibilities of a monk, but rather served the monks by tending to their livestock.
679 BC - Caedmon’s death occurred at about the same time as the fire at Coldingham Abbey, an event dated in the E text of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle to 679,
680 BC - Caedmon was most likely buried at Whitby. He was later canonized, his sanctity attested to by numerous miracles.
730 BC - Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation.
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