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Ownership Inscriptions, In Works On The Life And Miracles Of St. Swithun

Ownership Inscriptions, In Works On The Life And Miracles Of St. Swithun

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1000

Shelfmark: Royal MS 15 C.vii

Item number: f.2r

Length: 28.4

Width: 20.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This manuscript contains a variety of different works concerning St. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester (d. 862), including a tract on miracles attributed to him; a hymn in which the first lines begin with the letters from A to Z, followed by four more beginning with A, M, E, and N; and a biography written in verse. A collection such as this is unlikely to have been compiled anywhere but Winchester. The first page of the text is inscribed with the names of later owners, including (upper margin) Thomas Dakombe (1496-c.1572), rector of St. Mary Colebrook at Winchester), and John, Lord Lumley.

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