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Ownership Inscriptions, In Bede's 'History of the English Church'

Ownership Inscriptions, In Bede's 'History of the English Church'

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1090

Shelfmark: Royal MS 13 C.v

Item number: f.2r

Length: 32.55

Width: 21.77

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The Venerable' Bede (died 735), a monk of Wearmouth and Jarrow in Northumberland, is best known today as a writer and historian: his most important work is the 'History of the English Church', which extends from the arrival of Christianity in Britain, to his own day. This copy was owned in the Middle Ages by St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester. Added in both the upper and the lower margins are ownership inscriptions of St. Peter's, Gloucester: 'Liber monasterii sancti Petri Glouc.' and 'Liber beati Petri Gloucestrie [... the remainder is obscured by the British Museum stamp]'.

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