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||Felbrigge, Anne, embroiderer
||Part 1; Psalter ('The Felbrigge Psalter'), with a calendar, imperfect (lacking July and August), canticles, litany, and prayers Origin France, N. Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 13th century
Language Latin Script Gothic, written below top line.
||Historiated embroidered panels in silver, red, green, yellow and brown on a linen ground, incorporated into an 18th-century binding. This is the earliest known surviving embroidered binding: see Foot 1986. Binding 1st quarter of the 14th century. Provenance English ownership: additions in the calendar of the translations of Edmund of Canterbury, bishop and confessor, and Edmund, king and martyr, in June, and other additions (see Wallis 1987 p. 71.
Anne Felbrigge, daughter of Sir Simon Felbrigge (b. 1368, d. 1442), standard-bearer to Richard II, and nun of the Franciscan (Poor Clares) abbey of the Annunciation of St Mary, Bruisyard, Suffolk: the Felbrigge arms of a lion rampant gules on the painted edges; inscriptions 'ffelbrigg' (f. 1 verso); 'Iste liber est sororis anne ffelbrygge ad terminum vite post cuius decessum pertinebit conventui minorissarum de Brusyerde' (2v); obits of Anne's mother, Margaret, and father Simon in the calendar (ff. 3, 5v, 7v); the probable addition during her ownership of prayers (ff. 165-166v).