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Lindisfarne Gospels - The Colophon f. 259

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On the last page of the manuscript much of the second text column was originally left blank. Here Aldred decided to add a substantial inscription in Old English setting out details of the history of the Gospels. Although he was writing approximately two and half centuries after Eadfrith's time, it must be assumed that he had access to records, either oral or written, that accompanied the book. The names which he gives can all be found in other historical sources.

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