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Illuminated Initial, In The Prayerbook Of John Northewode

Illuminated Initial, In The Prayerbook Of John Northewode

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1400

Shelfmark: Additional MS 37787

Item number: f.34r

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This manuscript contains of a variety of devotional texts; mostly Latin prayers and English hymns. It was probably compiled for (and by?) John Northewode, a monk of the Cistercian abbey of Bordesley, near Redditch in Worcestershire. The English verse on this page, introduced by the illuminated initial 'A', begins 'As I lay in a wynteres ny3t [winter's night] . . .'.

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