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Decorated Initial, In 'The Martyrdom And Miracles Of St. Edmund' f.78v

Decorated Initial, In 'The Martyrdom And Miracles Of St. Edmund' f.78v

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1210

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Titus A VIII

Item number: f.78v

Length: 20.6

Width: 15.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Within this manuscript the authorship of the text is attributed to Osbert of Clare, a monk of Westminster abbey, who died sometime after 1139. Among his other works are biographies of other saints and some sermons; he was also the forger of a series of charters for Westminster and other abbeys. St. Edmund was martyred by Viking invaders in 869, and buried in a shrine at Bury St. Edmunds; this manuscript contains comes from the library there. Following an account of St.. Edmund's martyrdom, this initial 'C' introduces a description of the miracles which followed.

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