Discover the Exeter Book

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Saturday, 20 August 2016
12:30 - 15:00
Exeter Cathedral
Educational & Spoken Word

Your opportunity to experience the oldest book of English literature in existence. Written in about 970AD, the Exeter Book is the oldest of only four surviving books of Anglo-Saxon literature anywhere in the world. Much admired for its beautiful writing and the quality of its verse, this unique book of poetry has been at Exeter Cathedral since Leofric, the first Bishop of Exeter, gave it to his church in around 1072. Within its 246 pages are some 40 poems and nearly 100 poetic riddles.

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