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A History of the Monastery of Bury St Edmunds

A History of the Monastery of Bury St Edmunds

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1426

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Claudius A XII

Item number: f.86r

Length: 24

Width: 16

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A history of the monastery of Bury St Edmunds, the account to which this page belongs, was compiled by brother Andrew Aston, from various sources, in 1426. This manuscript has a collection of several similar histories.

The plain, relatively undecorated page indicates that this manuscript was made as a document or for study rather than for display to important guests or use in situations where impressiveness was called for. Not all medieval manuscripts were conspicuously beautiful.

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