This manuscript is named after Eadui Basan, one of the most accomplished scribes of the 11th century. He was a monk of Christ Church, Canterbury, and wrote a number of books apparently destined for other monasteries, as well as books and documents for his own. In addition to having some of the most beautiful handwriting of Anglo-Saxon England, he was probably also a skilled artist, responsible, for example, for the miniature in the present manuscript. There were three different Latin versions of the Psalms, translated from different languages by St. Jerome in the 4th century. The original text written by Eadui followed the so-called Roman version, but this was later corrected to conform with the more common 'Gallican' version. On this page the original text is in dark brown ink, and the corrections in much paler brown ink.