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Prologue, 'Life of Thomas, Bishop and Martyr'

Prologue, 'Life of Thomas, Bishop and Martyr'

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1225

Shelfmark: Harley MS 2

Item number: f. 1r

Length: 29

Width: 19.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

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This manuscript contains a variety of historical texts, including several accounts of the lives of saints. It was added to over a period of time, with sections written by different scribes at different dates.

The rubric (title in red) in the second column introduces the prologue of an account of Thomas Becket's martyrdom in Canterbury Cathedral.

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