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Marginalia Referring to St. Edmund, In William Of Malmesbury's History Of The English Kings

Marginalia Referring to St. Edmund, In William Of Malmesbury's History Of The English Kings

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1212

Shelfmark: Harley MS 447

Item number: f.49r

Length: 33.7

Width: 23.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

This manuscript consists of two parts: the first is a chronicle by William of Malmesbury (died 1143); and the second is a series of annals--with a particular emphasis on Bury St. Edmunds--as far as the year 1212, with subsequent additions. The manuscript was therefore almost certainly written at Bury in 1212. In the right-hand margin a 13th-century annotator has written 'De sancto Aedmundo' (Concerning St. Edmund), drawing attention to a reference to St. Edmund in the text immediately to the left,

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