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Eadfrith [Eadfrid]locked

(d. 721?)
  • Alan Thacker

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Eadfrith [Eadfrid] (d. 721?), bishop of Lindisfarne, was very probably a monk and scribe at Lindisfarne before he became bishop. He is celebrated as the scribe and painter of the Lindisfarne gospels, produced in honour of St Cuthbert, probably about the time of the saint's translation in 698. The attribution rests on a tenth-century colophon to the gospels, almost certainly based upon reliable tradition....

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T. Arnold, ed., , 2 vols., RS, 75 (1882–5); repr. (1965)