Drawing of mendicant friars on columns, from the 'Bible of William of Devon'

Description

This illustration depicts mendicant friars preaching from the top of two pillars. Mendicant means to move from place to place, and these friars would have travelled around preaching and begging for charitable donations, food and lodging.

Full title:
Bible, with the Interpretation of Hebrew names (The 'Bible of William of Devon')
Created:
c. 1275 - 1300
Format:
Manuscript / Drawing
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Royal MS 1 D I

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