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King Edward The Confessor As A Young Man, In The Cartulary And Customs Of Abingdon Abbey

King Edward The Confessor As A Young Man, In The Cartulary And Customs Of Abingdon Abbey

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1220

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Claudius B VI

Item number: f.85v

Length: 32

Width: 21.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This miniature occurs at the start of a charter (in English rather than Latin) of King Edward The Confessor. He is depicted as a young man dispensing judgement with his raised sword in his hand, rather than as the saint be became after his martyrdom. The cursive inscriptions in the lower margins are guides for the rubricator.

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