The price and the value


The British Library has bought the St Cuthbert Gospel for £9 million. 1,300 years old, and still in good working order. Here, for example is St John’s Gospel, starting at the latter part of 3:20:

That would buy … oh! … a bit more than a tenth of a Eurofighter. Or one banker’s bonus for one year.

It’s all a matter of priorities. And values.

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