Prologue, 'Life of Thomas, Bishop and Martyr'
Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum
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.