Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Journal: St Cuthbert's Return Will Electrify Us

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Journal: St Cuthbert's Return Will Electrify Us

Article excerpt

THE Lindisfarne Gospels have stirred emotions since they were created more than 1,200 years ago.

Made on Holy Island for "God and St Cuthbert", they've been inspiring clerics, pilgrims and ordinary citizens ever since.

Even the all-conquering Normans recognised the power of the Gospels and the saint whose name they glorified, as well as the role both played in the lives of the region's people.

As a result, they built Durham Cathedral where, as its creator intended, the book was stored alongside St Cuthbert's remains until it was stolen during the dissolution of the monasteries in the mid-1500s.

Eventually, the looted Gospels found their way to the new British Library in St Pancras, London, where they've been held since the latter years of the 20th Century.

In the columns alongside today, we carry a letter from the library's secretary which seeks to explain why it will permit no arrangement for the book, apart from the current one. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.