The St Cuthbert Gospel
As the national library of the UK, the British Library plays an essential role in safeguarding the nation’s heritage. We can do this by acquiring key items of national importance.
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make our biggest ever heritage acquisition – the seventh-century St Cuthbert Gospel. Retaining its exquisite original red leather binding and surviving intact, this is truly one of the most important books in the world and the starting point for books as we know them today.
Please help us acquire this exceptional example of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship.
Hear Dame Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library, talk about the campaign to acquire the St Cuthbert Gospel.