I have this on a podcast!! I have a lot of Anglo-Saxon podcasts... (I'm kind of obsessed)
"Yes, that is English, just from a really long time ago." Reminds me of a time I told one of my friends about translating Old English, and he said, "How hard is that? It's just a bunch of 'thee's and 'thou's." To which I grabbed Beowulf and began reading it aloud..."Hwaet we gar-dena in geardagum..." That changed his mind, hehe
Anywho, this is beautiful work. I'm also obsessed with illumination. I can't do it, but I love looking at it! The "F" is very Book of Kells - esque. You have some nice knotwork here.
Thanks very much for your compliment. There's no way I could think up knots on my own; I have a book of Celtic designs that is immensely helpful. I'm going to have to start putting up more illuminations. I've been practicing and doing more lately. Maybe in a couple of weeks...