My girlfriend is in the middle of writing a myriad of essays. I decided to help her out with her history of art paper. Needless to say she decided to go in a different direction. What follows is my text.
The Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells were really freaking interesting because they had a whole bunch of really cool influences from loads of different crazy cultures. You had the crazy frigging vikings, whose metalwork was borrowed for the interesting designs. Then you had the crazy frigging celts, whose use of infinite patterns, as demonstrated in the freaking cool picture
Also, there were the religious influences. But no one cares about those.