A very beautiful insight into the Anglo-Saxon world

One of the aims of this new front page is to bring you into contact with History news items beyond our course.  The link below is for an excellent audio slideshow from the BBC.

In it, the librarian at Corpus Christi Cambridge, Suzanne Paul, discusses the Parker Library. It is described here as “one of the most important collections of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts”, and it holds more than 550 documents – including the 6th Century St Augustine Gospels, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the earliest history written in English.

For us as A Level historians it is an interesting insight into a world before our courses, and also shows the link to the study of music, languages and art. Beyond this, just enjoy the beauty of them…

BBC audio slideshow

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