Story Of Holy Island Paperback
An illustrated history
by Kate Tristram;
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Story Of Holy Island
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Kate Tristam is a well-known island resident whose talks on the history of Lindisfarne hold visitors spellbound. A historian and a priest in the Church of England, she is ideally qualified to tell the remarkable story of this captivating place.
From its misty beginnings as part of the mainland in the Stone Age right up to the present day, this popular history covers
• its formation as an island
• the Roman and Anglo-Saxon eras
• the influence of Columba and Iona
• Lindisfarne’s own apostle, Aidan
• the making of the Lindisfarne Gospels
• Cuthbert, Cedd, Chad and Aidan’s other followers
• Hilda and the community at Whitby
• Bede and the monastic tradition
• the coming of the Vikings
• the Benedictine years and dissolution of the monasteries…and more.
Story Of Holy Island by Kate Tristram was published by Canterbury Press in June 2009 and is our 38753rd best seller. The ISBN for Story Of Holy Island is 9781853119453.
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The Story of Holy IslandJohn Irvine, via The Good Book Stall
The Holy Island is Lindisfarne and this is the story of that island written by a resident. It begins with the formation of the island in Neolithic times and tells the story right up to the present day. It is an exciting story, dealing as it does with the Roman and Saxon eras, the first monastic foundation by Aidan in 635 A.D., the St Cuthbert years, the controversies at the Synod of Whitby, the second monastery and the Benedictine years, the Reformation and the end of religious life on the island, the years when the most important building was a castle, and the building of the small Anglican church which stands today. In some ways it is a sad story, a story of decline. The island now is principally an attraction for tourists with many uninhabited holiday homes. However, it is a story worth telling and the many coloured photographs throughout the text add considerably to its interest.
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Details for Story Of Holy Island
|Page last updated||5th December 2015|
|Author / Artist||Kate Tristram|
|Publisher||Canterbury Press (June 2009)|
|Number of Pages||192|