Holy Island is one of Britains foremost places of pilgrimage, attracting 650,000 visitors each year.
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
- Lindisfarnes own apostle, Aidan
- the making of the Lindisfarne Gospels
- Cuthbert, Cedd, Chad and Aidans 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 monasteriesand more.
Kate Tristram lives on Holy Island (Lindisfarne) in the north of England and has long been an historian of the early Celtic church.