(Abbot of Canterbury, d. 733 or 734 ) : principal authority and helper
(Archbishop of Canterbury, 735-739) : He acted as an intermediary.Through him Albinus 2 sent the information that Bede 1 needed. He also brought back from Rome some letters of Gregory 1 and other popes to be included in the History.
(Bishop of the West Saxons, c.705?res.744; d.745) : Daniel 1 communicated to Bede 1 in writing something of the history of the church of his kingdom, as well as of the neighbouring kingdom of Sussex and the Isle of Wight.
(Brethren of Lastingham monastery who told Bede 1 about the life and death of Cedd 1 and Chad 1) : The brothers of Lastingham told Bede 1 about Cedd 1 and Chad 1's deeds in the kingdoms of Mercia and Essex, and about their life and death.
(Abbot [in ?East Anglia], fl. c.731) : Esi 1 told Bede 1 about the ecclesiastical events it the kingdom of the East Angles
(Bishop of Lindsey, ?716-731) : He wrote to Bede 1 about the growth of the faith and the succession of bishops in the kingdom of Lindsey.
(The innumerable witnesses who provided Bede 1 with a faithful testimony of the events in Northumbria to be included in his History) : They told Bede 1 what happened in the church in the various parts of the kingdom of the Northumbrians.