The Lindisfarne Gospels is an illuminated Latin manuscript of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, which was produced on Lindisfarne in Northumbria in the late 7th Century or early 8th Century. It is the finest example of Hiberno-Saxon art, combining Anglo-Saxon and Celtic themes.
The Lindisfarne Gospels are presumed to be the work of a monk named Eadfrith, who became Bishop of Lindisfarne in 698 A.D. and died in 721 A.D. It is believed that they were produced in honour of St. Cuthbert. The manuscript is on display at the British Library in London, England.
About the Lindisfarne Gospels (British Library)
Lindisfarne Gospels: British Library
Journey to the Lindisfarne Gospels (British Library)
The Lindisfarne Gospels are located in the British Library in the St. Pancras section of London, England. Take the London, England Underground to King's Cross/St Pancras or Euston stations.
Wikipedia: Lindisfarne Gospels
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: Ancient Diocese and Monastery of Lindisfarne
Wikipedia: Eadfrith of Lindisfarne
Ordnance Survey Map (TQ2991282886)
Visitor information may be found on the British Library website. General tourist information may be found on the Visit London, England website.
Additional Photos of the Lindisfarne Gospels (British Library)
The British Library (foreground) and St. Pancras Station (background)
St. Matthew's Page, Lindisfarne Gospels
Introductory Page to Gospel of St. Matthew, Lindisfarne Gospels
St. Mark's Page, Lindisfarne Gospels
Introductory Page to Gospel of St. Mark, Lindisfarne Gospels
St. Luke's Page, Lindisfarne Gospels
Introductory Page to Gospel of St. Luke, Lindisfarne Gospels
St. John's Page, Lindisfarne Gospels
Introductory Page to Gospel of St. John, Lindisfarne Gospels
Second Canon Table Arcade, Lindisfarne Gospels
Prefatory Page to Gospel of St. Mark, Lindisfarne Gospels
One of Many Carpet Pages in the Lindisfarne Gospels