Matthew Paris’ Lives of the Offas, Christ of Revelations


This folio comes from a volume containing Matthew Paris's Lives of the Offas and Deeds of the Abbots of St Albans, written by him at the Abbey of St Albans sometime between 1250 and 1254. The Latin inscription at the top translates as

This is the work of Brother William of the Order of Minors, companion of St Francis, second in that Order, holy in conversation, English by birth. 

The drawing dates from c. 1224 with later inking-over added in the mid-13th century.

This manuscript can be viewed in its entirety via our Digitised Manuscripts website.

Full title:
Matthew Paris, Liber additamentorum
c. 1224
Manuscript / Parchment Codex
Latin / Anglo-Norman
Usage terms

Public Domain in most countries other than the UK.

Held by
British Library
Cotton Nero MS D I

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