• British Library Acquires St Cuthbert Gospel

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    The manuscript, produced in the North East of England, was buried with the early English Christian leader on Lindisfarne in about 698 AD.

    It was rediscovered at Durham Cathedral in 1104 after the coffin had been moved to escape Viking raids.

    The library has acquired the gospel in partnership with Durham University and Durham Cathedral, and it will be displayed equally at the library and in the North East.

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