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Ownership Inscription, In 'The Ashridge Petrus Comestor'

Ownership Inscription, In 'The Ashridge Petrus Comestor'

Medium: Ink on vellum

Date: 1290

Shelfmark: Royal MS 3 D.vi

Item number: f.3r

Length: 40

Width: 26.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Ashridge College, a few miles north of Berkhamstead in Hertfordshire, was founded in 1283 and dedicated in 1286 by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, who was born at Berkhamstead, and who died at Ashridge in 1300. His arms are in the margin of the first page of the Gospels, and it is therefore likely that the book was commissioned by him for his foundation. The second flyleaf is inscribed with the ownership inscription of Ashridge College: 'Liber domus de Asshrugge'.

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