The Winchester Bible

The Winchester Bible is the largest and perhaps finest of all surviving 12th-century English bibles. A single scribe wrote out its entire text in Latin, while artists worked its exquisitely illuminated capital letters. Their glowing colours, including gold and lapis lazuli, are as intense today as 800 years ago. To go to our page with more information on the Winchester Bible please click here.

All four volumes of the Winchester Bible are now on display in our stunning new exhibition, Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation.

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