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The monastery of Lindisfarne was founded by Saint Aidan, who had been sent from Iona to Northumbria at the request of King Oswald around 635 A.D.

Sacked by the Vikings in 793.

They produced the famous illuminated manuscript, the Lindisfarne Gospels. The Gospels date to the early 700s and an English translation was added between the Latin lines in the 900s.

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