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Flourished Initial And Borders, In Bede's 'Ecclesiastical History' f.90r

Flourished Initial And Borders, In Bede's 'Ecclesiastical History' f.90r

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1381

Shelfmark: Burney MS 310

Item number: f.90r

Length: 36

Width: 24

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Much of our knowledge of the first three centuries of Christianity comes from the writings of Eusebius (c. 260-340), and much of our knowledge of the early centuries of Christianity in Britain comes from the Venerable Bede's Ecclesiastical History. These two texts are combined, with other historical works, in this manuscript written at Finchale (near Durham) about 550 years after Bede's death. The second main text in this manuscript is Bede's 'Ecclesiastical History', which opens with a large red and blue initial 'G' flourished with red (and some purple) penwork

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