Click here to skip to content

Illuminated Initial, In A Volume Of Paul The Deacon's 'Roman History' And Other Historical And Theological Works f.46r

Illuminated Initial, In A Volume Of Paul The Deacon's 'Roman History' And Other Historical And Theological Works f.46r

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1350

Shelfmark: Royal MS 13 C.iv

Item number: f.46r

Length: 31.5

Width: 22.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Paul The Deacon (720-797?) wrote historical and other works which were widely read in the Middle Ages. Extending Eutropius's 4th-century Roman history, he created an updated version, to the time of the emperor Justinian (died 565). This manuscript is one of only three--all now in the British Library--which are known to have survived from the library of the Carmelite convent at Lincoln. This initial 'P' marks the start of a series of excerpts from Josephus, Jerome, and Justin. The annotation in the upper right margin is by the royal librarian, Patrick Young (1584-1652).

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: