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HOLY ISLAND: THE CRADLE OF CHRISTIANITY IN ENGLAND

HOLY ISLAND: THE CRADLE OF CHRISTIANITY IN ENGLAND

The effects of the first mission to England under S. Augustine, which landed in Kent, were almost entirely obliterated by a heathen reaction in the seventh century. It was from Lindisfarne or Holy Island, a few miles north of the Fame group, that Christianity was reintroduced and made permanent. The photograph shows the castle on Beblowe Rock at the south-east corner of the island. It was built about 1500 by Prior Castell, and was held for King Charles in 1643, while two bold spirits seized it in the Jacobite rising of 1715.

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S. CUTHBERT'S CHAPEL IN THE FARNE ISLANDS
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