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The Life Of William Archbishop Of York

The Life Of William Archbishop Of York

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1350

Shelfmark: Harley MS 2

Item number: f.76r

Length: 29

Width: 19.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

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. This section, on the life of St. William, archbishop of York (died 1154), is clearly by a later scribe and with different decoration, from the life of Thomas Becket (see f. 57r).

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