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Abbot Robert de Gorron, In Thomas Walsingham, Catalogue Of the Benefactors Of St. Albans Abbey

Abbot Robert de Gorron, In Thomas Walsingham, Catalogue Of the Benefactors Of St. Albans Abbey

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1380

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Nero D VII

Item number: f.15v

Length: 35.9

Width: 23

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This manuscript was originally compiled in 1380 by Thomas Walsingham, the precentor of the Benedictine abbey of St. Albans, as a record of those who had made gifts to the abbey. The manuscript includes a list of the abbots of the abbey. This miniature shows Abbot Robert (1151-1166), standing next to some of the gifts mentioned in the text: buildings, an image of the Virgin and Child, and a censer.

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