Digital bid to calm gospels row





An ancient manuscript containing some of the earliest surviving examples of written Welsh is returning to Wales - but only in a digital format. Scholars are divided over whether the St Chad Gospels - or St Teilo Gospels - originated in England or Wales.

The book has been at Lichfield Cathedral for 1,000 years but some claim its rightful home is Llandeilo.

The original manuscript is too fragile to be displayed but a digital version will go on permanent show in Llandeilo.

The text of the 8th Century gospels was written in Latin but along the margins were notes written in Welsh, including references to the nearby village of Brechfa.




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