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Ownership Inscription, 'The Life Of St. Milburga'

Ownership Inscription, 'The Life Of St. Milburga'

Medium: Ink on vellum

Date: 1275

Shelfmark: Additional MS 34633

Item number: f.229v

Length: 28.6

Width: 21.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The fullest surviving account of the life of St Milburga, this manuscript may have belonged to the Cistercian abbey of Croxden (Staffordshire), which is a fairly short distance northeast of the Cluniac priory at Wenlock, where she had founded a monastery in the late 6th or early 7th century and which was refounded in the 11th-century. The last page of the manuscript has an inscription which reads, "Iste liber est de ualle sancte Marie" ("This book is from the valle Sancte Marie"). The inscription suggests that Croxden was its home, but Bethgelert, County Carnarvon, has also been suggested.

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