A council was held by the elders (Anonymi 215) and licence was given by Bishop Eadberht 3 to raise the relics of Cuthbert 1. They found a thing marvellous to relate, namely that the whole body was as undecayed as when they had buried it.
A certain father (Anonymous 25) brought his son (Anonymous 24) who was afflicted with a demon to Lindisfarne. There a man of faith (Cynemund 3) gave the boy some water in which he had sprinkled some of the earth from the trench where the water used to wash the body of Cuthbert 1 had been poured.
His [Cuthbert 1's] whole body was washed, his head wrapped in a head cloth and an obley placed upon his holy breast. He was robed in his priestly garments, wearing his shoes in readiness to meet Christ and provided with a waxed shroud. He was carried with ship to our island and they placed him with honour in his stone coffin in the church.
Eata 2 sent Cuthbert 1 from Melrose to Lindisfarne, in order that there also he might both teach the rule of monastic perfection by his authority as prior and illustrate it by the example of his virtue.
After his death, Cuthbert 1's body was placed on the ship, and taken to Lindisfarne. It was received by a great company who came to meet it. They placed it in a stone sarcophagus in the church of the blessed apostle Peter on the right side of the altar.
A demoniac boy (Anonymous 24), who could not be healed by a priest (Tydi 2) sent form Lindisfarne, was taken to the monastery by his father (Anonymous 25). There the holy martyrs of God would not grant him any cure. Then, another priest (Cynemund 3) took a small particle of earth on which water had been poured when Cuthbert 1's dead body had been washed. He put the earth in water, brought it to the patient and poured it into his mouth.
Cuthbert 1 put into the hearts of his brethren to take his bones and to put them in a light chest in the same place, but above the floor. Eadberht 3 agreed and told them to do that on the anniversary of his burial. When they opened the grave, they found his body to be intact and whole.
A paralytic youth (Anonymous 84) was sent to Lindisfarne from a monastery not far away. He received the help of the skilled physicians of Lindisfarne, who however could do nothing to heal him. When he asked his servant (Anonymous 85) for some of Cuthbert 1's relics, he was given the shoes which had been in the sepulchre. When he wore them, he fell asleep and was subsequently healed.
When Cuthbert 1 was committed to a fittingly glorious tomb, being interred in marble at the right side of the altar, suddenly the insistent north wind struck the monastery on all sides and the brethren chose to abandon the site rather than to undergo that danger.
One side of Baduthegn 1's body was afflicted with paralysis. He went to the tomb of Cuthbert 1 and prayed that he might either be healed, or that he might bear the pain with patience. He seemed to fall into a deep sleep as he was praying. When he awoke, he had been healed.
The brothers of Lindisfarne (Anonymi 680) decided to translate Cuthbert 1's body and put it in a new coffin, in the same place, but above the floor. They reported their decision to Eadberht 3 who consented to the plan.
According to Boniface 5's report, these matrons or veiled women kept on going back and forth to Rome. A great part of them would perish and few of them would keep their virtue. For this reason, there were very few towns in Lombardy, Francia or Gaul where there was not an English prostitute.
Many of the early English saints were discovered by King Edmund 14 on his northern expedition, disinterred, and sent to Glastonbury, among them: Hild 1, abbess of the monastery once called Streneshalh and now Whitby - Bede 1 in his History rated her highly; also Ceolfrith 1, abbot of Monkwearmoth, to whom the same Bede 1 devoted a special book. He died at Langres, on extremely old age, while on his way to Rome, but later brought back. Also some of the bones of Aidan 1, first bishop of Lindisfarne. His other bones were taken by Colmán 1 to Scottia; Bede 1 is again our authority. Praise is given at Glastonbury to the confessor Benignus 1, a local hermit, whose remarkable miracles inspired the monks nearby to venerate and translate him. In the house [of Glastonbury] are buried King Edmund 14, the renewer of the place, and his son King Edgar 11, who, remembering his father with gratitude, crowned his gifts with the grant of expensive properties.
Because of the attacks of the Danes it was decided that the bodies of the saints should be removed to the mainland from Lindisfarne. The body of St Cuthbert 1 was nearly taken to Ireland, but a strong wind brought the ship back. So it was interred with due honour at Ubbenford [Norham], on the river Tweed. There it lay for many years, until the arrival of King Æthelred 7 on the scene, though Cuthbert 1 had not in the interval been inactive in helping his countrymen, but had wandered all over England working miracles.
Ceolwulf 3 son of Cuthwine 4 succeeded to the kingship and he also submitted himself to St Cuthbert 1 and, giving up his kingdom and his wife [Anonymous 10132] for the love of God, he took himself to the monastery of Lindisfarne with great treasure, shaved off his beard and accepted the crown [of the tonsure].
Saint Cuthbert 1 died and was succeeded by bishop Ecgred 1, who transported a certain church, originally built by St Aidan 1 in the time of King Oswald 1, from the isle of Lindisfarne to Norham and there rebuilt it, and translated to that place the body of St Cuthbert 1 and [that of] King Ceolwulf 3.
In 793 the pagans from the northern regions [Anonymi 1205] came with a naval force to Britain. They came to the church of Lindisfarne, laid everything waste with grievous plundering, trampled the holy places with polluted steps, dug up the altars and seized all the treasures of the holy church. They killed some of the brothers [Anonymi 1206], took some away in fetters, many they have drove out, naked and loaded with insults, some they drowned in the sea...
The patrician Osbald 1 was appointed to the kingdom by some nobles of the nation [of the Northumbrians], and after 27 days was deserted by the whole company of the royal household and the nobles, but to flight and banished from the kingdom, and retired with a few followers to the island of Lindisfarne, and from there went by ship to the king of the Picts with certain of the brothers.
Olaf 3, when he had ravaged the church of St Baldhere 1 and burnt Tyninghame, soon perished. Therefore the men of York [Anonymi 10066] laid waste the island of Lindisfarne and killed many people [Anonymi 10067].