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Beaufort Book of Hours

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Beaufort Book of Hours

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    This Book of Hours, inherited by Henry VIII's grandmother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, contains a calendar of Church festivals and saints’ days which Lady Margaret turned into a chronicle of the important political and dynastic events in the foundation of Tudor power – including Henry’s own birth.

     

    Shelfmark: Royal Ms. 2 A xviii, f.30v

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