dark and creepy and cute and fluffy and lost and found and everything at once.
Beginning of Breves causae of Matthew
The Book of Kells is over 1,200 years old. Said to be “the work of Angels”, it contains over 300 pages of scripture and intricate illustrations of the four gospels of the New Testament, written and painted entirely on calf skin (Vellum).
As the Roman Empire fell and the Romans fled Britain, violent Anglo-Saxon invaders conquered much of the land, purging Britain into the dark ages. Enforcing their uncivilised and pagan beliefs on the native people, the Germanic tribes drove out Christianity and what remained of Roman Britain.
In Ireland, and the Celtic regions of Britain however, Christiantity was flourishing, and with it all the civilised and classical culture, learning and writing, first introduced by the Romans. It was during this period, in monasteries throughout Northern England and Scotland, that the Book of Kells was created.
“TRIGGER WARNING-SUICIDE: I was abandoned by my mother as a toddler, and for most of my life I dealt with mental health issues stemming from it, until I eventually decided to kill myself by jumping off a bridge. On my way to the bridge, a girl stopped me and pointed to my mop of red hair and said, “She looks like Merida from Brave!” I hadn’t seen it yet, so I went home to watch it out of curiousity. I was filled with so much pride for being compared to Merida that I decided to change my own fate and seek help”
This was a nice book. :)