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Title And Donor Inscriptions, In Thomas Netter's 'Doctrine Of The Faith'

Title And Donor Inscriptions, In Thomas Netter's 'Doctrine Of The Faith'

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1445

Shelfmark: Royal MS 8 G.x

Item number: f.1v

Length: 37

Width: 28

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Thomas Netter (c.1375-1430) of [Saffron] Walden held various posts before becoming confessor to Henry V, and was Prior provincial of English Carmelites (1414-1430). His main surviving written work is the 'Doctrine Of The Faith', an anti-Lollard treatise. This manuscript was given for the use of St. Albans monks studying at Gloucester College, Oxford, by John Wheathamstead (d.1464), between his resignation as abbot of St. Albans in 1440, and his re-election in 1451. Facing the start of the text is this flyleaf with an unusually large, bold title inscription, stating that this is Books I and II (out of 6 books) of Netter's treatise against the Wyclifites. Below it, the much smaller four lines of verse record that this book was the gift of Wheathamstead to the monks in Oxford.

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