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King Offa, In Thomas Walsingham, Catalogue Of the Benefactors Of St. Albans Abbey

King Offa, In Thomas Walsingham, Catalogue Of the Benefactors Of St. Albans Abbey

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1380

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Nero D VII

Item number: f.3v

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. St. Albans Abbey was founded by Offa, king of the Mercians, in about 793. The first miniature in the manuscript shows Offa enthroned, holding a model of the abbey.

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