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Stowe 944 f. 14 Coloured initials
Coloured initials
Description: Small coloured initials in a list of the names of the kings of the West Saxons [Wessex], beginning with Cynegils, and originally ended with Aethelred II (1016), with additions to Henry V (1413-1422). By Cynegils's name, his baptism by Birinus is noted, and beginning with Alfred, each king's link to the monastery of New Minster is recorded. 
Origin: England, S. W. (Winchester) 


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