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Geoffrey''s Window at Monmouth Priory

Geoffrey''s Window at Monmouth Priory

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1845

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42019

Item number: f27

Length: 23.1

Width: 22

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This pencil drawing depicts "Geoffrey"s Window", a 15th century oriel window dedicated to Geoffrey of Monmouth, the celebrated Welsh scholar.

The Benedictine priory at Monmouth was founded by Guiethenauc, Earl of

Hereford, in 1071. Geoffrey of Monmouth was educated here in the early years of the 12th century. A brilliant scholar, Geoffrey was best known for writing a "History of the Kings of Britain" and translated "Stories of King Arthur" into English. Despite being threatened by rebellion and dissolution, the Priory has remained in superb condition.

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