Our Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War exhibition is now open

King Edgar's charter for the New Minster, Winchester (detail)

Academics at UK universities are invited to submit proposals for AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships with the British Library. We will support up to four co-supervised PhD projects, to start in October 2019, developing our specially selected research themes.

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Treasures from the British Library’s own collection, including the beautifully illuminated Lindisfarne Gospels, Beowulf and Bede's Ecclesiastical History, sit alongside stunning finds from Sutton Hoo and the Staffordshire Hoard. The world-famous Domesday Book offers its unrivalled depiction of the landscape of late Anglo-Saxon England while Codex Amiatinus, a giant Northumbrian Bible taken to Italy in 716, returns to England for the first time in 1300 years.

The people of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms tell their story, in their own words. Explore the beginnings of the English language and English literature. Read some of the earliest-surviving words inscribed in English on objects large and small. Come face-to-face with manuscripts of Old English poetry and prose and the first letter written in English. Wonder at the wit and wisdom in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

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