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Ownership Inscription Of Plympton, In Bede's 'Ecclesiastical History Of The English People'

Ownership Inscription Of Plympton, In Bede's 'Ecclesiastical History Of The English People'

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1140

Shelfmark: Additional MS 14250

Item number: f.3r

Length: 27

Width: 17.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The Venerable' Bede (c.672-735) finished writing his 'Ecclesiastical History of the English People' in 731; it is an historical account of Christianity in England down to his own lifetime. It has been called 'the foundation of all our knowledge of British history and a masterpiece eulogised by the scholars of every age'. In this manuscript the text is followed by a series of annals which show that it was owned by Plympton Priory, in Devon. At the top of this page, in bold 14th-century script, is the ownership inscription of the Augustinian priory of St. Peter, Plympton: 'Liber domus Plympton'.

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