BL’s Treasure Chest

Lindesfarne Gospels at th British LibraryThe Lindisfarne Gospels (circa 700 A.D.). One of the most magnificent manuscripts of the early Middle Ages, written and decorated at the end of the seventh century by the monk Eadrith who became the Bishop of Lindisfarne in 698. The ruins of Lindisfarne Abbey on Britain’s northeast coast are still open to visitors. Click image to view larger.

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