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Robert Chamberlain, In Thomas Walsingham, Catalogue Of the Benefactors Of St. Albans Abbey

Robert Chamberlain, In Thomas Walsingham, Catalogue Of the Benefactors Of St. Albans Abbey

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1420

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Nero D VII

Item number: f.142v

Length: 36

Width: 22.8

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. Blank spaces were left for additions, and these were gradually used for the next hundred years; this page is one of them. Robert Chamberlain is shown in full armour, kneeling before the Dextera Dei, holding a scroll which reads 'God have mercy on me'. The accompanying text states that he was received by the abbey on 7 January 1417, and that on the same day he gave wine liberally.

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