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Lindisfarne Gospels: Who is the saint who inspired them?

27 June 2013 Last updated at 09:09 BST

After years of negotiation the Lindisfarne Gospels are being exhibited in Durham.

On loan from the British Library in London, the 1,300-year-old manuscript last visited the north-east of England in 2000.

Written by Eadfrith, Bishop of Lindisfarne in honour of St Cuthbert, it contains the oldest surviving translation of the Gospels into the English language.

Described as the region's "great saint", BBC Look North's Adrian Pitches went to find out why St Cuthbert was so influential.