There are many triads found in Bede's History (such as Aidan of Lindisfarne's 3 miracles worthy of remembrance) even if Anglo-Saxonists don't usually recognize them as such.
For you must remember that although we call Bede the Father of English
This boy we know as Bede, and when he was seven years old his friends gave him into the keeping of the Abbot of Wearmouth.
Bede is of opinion that Pilate scourged Jesus himself with his own hands, because it is said, He took him and scourged him, that it might be done favourably.
I recall Bede had a lot to say about this battle, which took place in his lifetime.
'Your chalice,' he said, 'was inscribed with something called Bede's Death Song.
Bede, is framed into a regular story by Witikind, a Saxon monk of the tenth century, (see Cousin, Hist. de l’Empire d’Occident, tom.ii. p. 356.)
Peada, the son of Penda, king of Mercia, was appointed by his father king of the midland English; by which name Bede distinguishes the inhabitants of Leicestershire, and part of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire, from the rest of the Mercians.
If Bede tells us lies about St. Cuthbert, we will disbelieve his stories, but we will not call Bede a liar, even though he prefaces his life with a declaration that he has set down nothing but what he has ascertained on the clearest evidence.