‘You don’t get grander than this’: Winchester Bible to go on display

Unfinished 12th-century book will be shown along with royal bones at Winchester Cathedral.

Winchester Bible

Using a goose feather quill, a solitary scribe spent four years writing the words in Latin on the skins of 250 calves, before six artists began sumptuous illuminations using gold leaf and lapis lazuli from Afghanistan. Although it was never quite finished, the Winchester Bible finally weighed in at the medieval equivalent of 32kg. theguardian.com

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