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CLIP 7987

Saint Columba, Iona and the Book of Kells

Saint Columba, Iona and the Book of Kells

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Key Info
  • Saint Columba, Iona and the Book of Kells
  • Duration: 04:38
  • Saint Columba is commonly believed to have brought Christianity to Scotland, but how much of that tale is true? Columba was a very influential figure and his ability to write won him friends in high places. Iona became a beacon for Christianity and a centre of power in Scotland.
  • Subject:



    Early Peoples

  • Keywords: Saint Columba, Iona, Book of Kells, monastery, Picts, church
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to explain the importance of Saint Columba and the rise of Iona as a seat of power in Europe. Also use to underline the importance and power of writing.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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