The St Cuthbert Gospel
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Europe's oldest book, the St Cuthbert Gospel.

The British Library has announced a £9m campaign to save the St Cuthbert Gospel - the earliest surviving intact European book - for the nation.

The book, a copy of the Gospel of St John, was produced in northern England in the late 7th Century, buried with St Cuthbert and rediscovered in 1104.

Curator Claire Breay explains it's relevance.

  • 14 Jul 2011
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