Europe's oldest book: the 7th century St Cuthbert's Gospel (a copy of the Gospel of St John), was buried with St. Cuthbert on the island of Lindisfarne (off the coast of Northumberland) in ca. AD 698.  His coffin was removed to Durham to preserve it from Viking raiders and the book was discovered when the coffin was opened at Durham Cathedral in AD 1104. This is the original red leather binding.

Europe's oldest book: Ancient Lindisfarne gospel which survived pillaging Vikings and lay in a saint's coffin for centuries

Europe's earliest book: The seventh century St Cuthbert Gospel lay buried in a saint's coffin for hundreds of years and has now been bought by the British Library for 9 million pounds

Shrine of St Cuthbert , photo © Durham Cathedral and Jarrold Publishing

England Travel Inspiration - Shrine of St Cuthbert , photo © Durham Cathedral and Jarrold Publishing

St Cuthbert Kirkyard  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, UK headstone by Leo Reynolds via Flickr

Looks like I am going to be making headstones again. St Cuthbert Kirkyard Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, UK photo by Leo Reynolds

St Cuthberts Mill // Saunders Waterford Watercolour Paper

St Cuthberts Mill // Saunders Waterford Watercolour Paper

Miniature of St Cuthbert in a boat at sea, with two other men, from Chapter 11 of Bede's prose Life of St Cuthbert, England (Durham), 4th quarter of the 12th century, Yates Thompson MS 26, f. 26r

Miniature of St Cuthbert in a boat at sea, with two other men, from Chapter 11 of Bede's prose Life of St Cuthbert, England (Durham) - late

Saint Cuthbert (c. 634 – 20 March 687) was an Anglo-Saxon monk, bishop and hermit, associated with the monasteries of Melrose and Lindisfarne in the Kingdom of Northumbria. After his death he became one of the most important medieval saints of England, with a cult centred at Durham Cathedral. Cuthbert is regarded as the patron saint of northern England. His feast day is 20 March.

The discovery that Saint Cuthbert’s body is incorrupt, from an early illustrated version of Bede’s Life of Cuthbert (London, British Library, MS fol.

20 March - Feast Day - Location of St Cuthbert's tomb and reburial in Durham Cathedral; behind is a damaged statue of St Cuthbert, holding the head of the king St Oswald (whose head was reburied with Cuthbert)

20 March - Feast Day - Location of St Cuthbert's tomb and reburial in Durham Cathedral; behind is a damaged statue of St Cuthbert, holding the head of the king St Oswald (whose head was reburied with March - Feast Day - St Cuthbert

Europe's oldest book: St Cuthbert's gospel (AD698) which survived pillaging Vikings and lay in his coffin for centuries

Europe's oldest book: Ancient Lindisfarne gospel which survived pillaging Vikings and lay in a saint's coffin for centuries

Europe's oldest book which survived pillaging Vikings: The St Cuthbert Gospel was buried alongside St Cuthbert, an early English Christian leader, on the island of Lindisfarne off the coast of Northumberland in around

Veniex Media: Saint Cuthbert's Way, Part Seven: Wooler, England to St Cuthbert's Cave

Saint Cuthbert's Way, Part Seven: Wooler, England to St Cuthbert's Cave

Veniex Media: Saint Cuthbert's Way, Part Seven: Wooler, England to St Cuthbert's Cave

Veniex Media: Saint Cuthbert's Way, Part Eight: St Cuthbert's Cave to Lindisfarne

Saint Cuthbert's Way, Part Eight: St Cuthbert's Cave to Lindisfarne

Veniex Media: Saint Cuthbert's Way, Part Eight: St Cuthbert's Cave to Lindisfarne

Europe's earliest book: The seventh century St Cuthbert Gospel lay buried in a saint's coffin for hundreds of years and has now been bought by the British Library for £ 9million

Europe's oldest book: Ancient Lindisfarne gospel which survived pillaging Vikings and lay in a saint's coffin for centuries

St Cuthbert Gospel - Start of the Gospel of St John in the St cuthbert or Stonyhurst Gospel.

Maniple of St. Cuthbert, likely done in Winchester, the capital of Saxon England. The Carolingian manuscripts of Tours, France influenced the Winchester school of manuscript painting. Even at this early stage we seen the interplay between the various arts in the production of embroidery designs. It's likely  the illustrators of the manuscripts may also have been employed to draw the designs for embroidery onto the fabric. Gold thread, colored silks in stem and split stitch and surface…

This set of vestments are examples of Anglo-Saxon Embroidery. They are worked with gold thread and coloured silks in stem stitch, split stitch and surface couching. These vestments are covered in figures, who are archtypes rather than individuals.

4th Sept - St Cuthbert (c. 634–20 March 687) was an Anglo-Saxon monk, bishop & hermit, associated with the monasteries of Melrose and Lindisfarne in the Kingdom of Northumbria. After his death he became one of the most important medieval saints of England, centred at Durham Cathedral. Cuthbert is regarded as the patron saint of northern England.  Because the anniversary of his death always falls within Lent, his feast is celebrated on the anniversary of the enshrinement of his remains at…

Cuthbert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaSt Cuthbert the very Holy and pious monk of Lindisfarne who in later years retired to an e ven smaller island off Lindisfarne to contemplate God ,.

Building St Cuthbert's Shrine: Durham Cathedral and the Life of Prior Turgot by Lionel Green

Building St Cuthbert’s Shrine: Durham Cathedral and the Life of Prior Turgot

Building St Cuthbert's Shrine: Durham Cathedral and the Life of Prior Turgot by Lionel Green

20 marzo Cuthbert of Lindisfarne

Saint Cuthbert[a] St Cuthbert.JPG Stained glass depicting St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, from Gloucester Cathedral.

St Cuthberts Mill // Successful Soaking & Stretching

How we make paper - Video St Cuthberts Mill // Saunders Waterford Watercolour Paper

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