The home of the British Library in the UK, this site provides ordinary non-scholarly folk – like you and me – access to some of the most glorious ullustrated manuscripts of the past centuries. The latest masterpiece – The St. Cuthbert Gospel – the Gospel of St. John – the earliest known intact European book, dating from the 7th century. Fabulously well preserved, the pages look as though they were inked very recently – and not 1400 years ago!