Bestiary Drawings, In A Psalter, Bestiary, And Other Texts In French f.71r
Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum
A calendar which precedes the other texts includes the dedication of the church of St. Lawrence, Ludlow (the largest parish church in Shropshire); the manuscript was undoubtedly made for use in the parish. It contains a variety of texts, all in French but not all religious--one concerns how a lord or lady show manage their estates, another gives rules for ensuring love and friendship-- which suggests that the book may was owned by a wealthy layperson, rather than a cleric.
Written by a different scribe than the Psalter, but following it immediately, is a French translation of the bestiary, illustrated with fine brown-ink drawings. Those on this [age include a grasshopper and a swan.