From across the vast expanse of cyberspace, welcome to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne! Our delightful, historic island lies just off the extreme Northeast corner of England near Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Probably by far the most valuable book of its type in their possession, the gospels hark back to a time in Anglo-Saxon history, long before the arrival of the Normans, when, under the influence of the Germanic king, Oswald, paganism had been overcome in a euphoric wave of Celtic Irish Christianity.
Only on rare occasions does the book ever leave their confines at the British Library and so is only to be seen by those who make the pilgimage to their premises.
Even then, they are kept under security glass in carefully controlled environmental conditions. In order to make the splendour of the book available to everybody the British library have created two artifacts which they have donated back to the gospel's birthplace: Entry to this highly atmospheric inner-sanctum is via a medieval characterised lobby containing other interactive displays and further educational resource media.
Dark high ceilings and spotlit images create a sense of intimacy and reverence, very appropriate for the subject of the high tech computers which host two copies of the 'Turning the Page' electronic Lindisfarne Gospels.
The interactive touch screen programme faithfully reproduces the vibrancy of colour and intricate design of the original manuscript.
You will be able to turn over 20 pages of the book and also admire its beautifully tooled cover. An exciting merging of the old with the new. The Vikings on Lindisfarne The first recorded Viking attack in history took place on Lindisfarne in a.
The Anglo Saxon Chronicle's report that 'On the sixth day before the ides of January in the same year, the harrowing inroads of heathen men made lamentable havoc in the church of God in Holy-island, by rapine and slaughter. A Viking warrior guards the entrance.
Over years of history has taken place since that devastating attack and you will need help in understanding what took place here - and why. Take a seat and let Julian Richards, from TV's 'Meet the Ancestors', set the scene for the carnage and guide you through the events that took place - blow by blow!
There are ample intervals between showings to give you time to appreciate the history story boards lining the walls of the auditorium and engage in playing some of the games that would have been enjoyed by Viking families from that era.
Exhibition of Island Life Holy Island is home to many plants, including some rare varieties. The diverse ecologies of cliff, shoreline, field, dune and lake provide ample opportunity to explore for botanist and amateur alike.
The Land Farming, fishing and mining have been the main uses of the land on Holy Island. Since neolithic times the unique environment has produced good crops and healthy animals and the raw materials for building.
The Island also once boasted woodland to add to it's diversity. As in many rural areas the population has dwindled over the last century and the priority of the workforce has changed dramatically. Whereas many were occupied in the fishing industry, in farming and mining now the focus is on the many visitors who come to share our island.
The population shifts almost as regularly as the tide, about half of the properties are now holiday homes or lets and the core population of just over has a majority of people over 50 years old. Just two youngsters attend the village school at the moment.Iona and Lindisfarne.
On either side of Northern Britain lie the holy islands of Iona and Lindisfarne. Both have been attracted by archaeologists, historians and pilgrims for centuries, and both were exposed to the marauding attacks of the Vikings at the close of the 8th Century.
Danelaw and the English.
The 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle' of gives us a vivid picture of Britain under attack from Viking invaders. 'Terrible portents appeared over Northumbria and miserably.
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The Vikings traveled extensively. Below you will find a European map, which shows their most frequently used travel routes. In addition to sailing at open sea and along the coastlines, the Vikings traveled along the rivers in Europe and made overland journeys.
The Viking Age is the period from AD to AD in European history, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, following the Germanic Iron Age. Lindisfarne Castle is a 16th-century castle located on Holy Island, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England, much altered by Sir Edwin Lutyens in The island is accessible from the mainland at low tide by means of a causeway.