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November And December In A Calendar, In A Compilation Of John Of Wallingford's Works

November And December In A Calendar, In A Compilation Of John Of Wallingford's Works

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1155

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Julius D VII

Item number: ff.40v-41r

Length: 18.4

Width: 25.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: 3D Map

This volume contains a chronicle, and several works composed by John of Wallingford, written in his own handwriting. He became a monk of Wallingford (between Oxford and Reading) in 1231, moved to St. Albans in 1246/7 where he was in charge of the infirmary, and moved again c.1257 to Wymondham, a cell of St. Albans, where he died in 1258. Parts of the manuscript were written and illustrated while he was at St. Albans, but other parts date to the final year of his life, when he was at Wymondham, a few miles south-west of Norwich. Wymondham was founded in 1107 as a cell of St. Albans by William d'Albini, Chief Butler to King Henry I. William was the nephew of Richard d'Albini, Abbot of St Alban's. The second line in red on the left-hand page records William's death, while the second on the right records Henry's.

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