About the Author

Michelle P. Brown is professor of medieval manuscript studies at the University of London; she was formerly curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library. Her recent publications include The Lindisfarne Gospels: Society, Spirituality and the Scribe; Painted Labyrinth. The World of the Lindisfarne Gospels; Pagans and Priests: The Coming of Christianity to Britain and Ireland; and In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000.