British Library acquires St Cuthbert Gospel

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A 7th Century gospel, discovered in the coffin of a Christian saint more than 900 years ago, has been bought by the British library for £9m.

The Latin manuscript, known as the St Cuthbert Gospel, is the oldest European book to survive fully intact.

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