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  British art timeline
c. 698
The Lindisfarne Gospels are written and illuminated by Celtic monks on the Scottish island of Lindisfarne      
Lindisfarne Gospels
British Library
c. 1080
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Work begins on the story of the Norman conquest, narrated in embroidery in the Bayeux tapestry      
c. 1397
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The English king, Richard II, commissions a diptych (the Wilton Diptych) showing himself being presented to the Virgin and Child       
Wilton Diptych (detail)
National Gallery, London

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Hans Holbein the Younger pays his first visit to England, and stays with Thomas More in Chelsea       
Holbein 'The Ambassadors' (detail)
National Gallery, London

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Van Dyck moves to London and becomes portrait painter to the British court and aristocracy      
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A painted ceiling by Rubens, celebrating the Stuart dynasty, is installed in the Banqueting House in Whitehall