John Lydgate, The Siege of Thebes

Description

Pilgrims travelled to holy places where saints’ relics were held as they believed that by touching the relics, usually bodily remains or objects related to them, they would improve their soul and potentially receive a miracle. Medieval pilgrimage is most famously explored within Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, each pilgrim telling a story on their journey to Thomas Becket’s shrine at Canterbury Cathedral. Becket was murdered on 29 December 1170.

Full title:
John Lydgate, The Siege of Thebes
Created:
c. 1457–1530, London
Format:
Manuscript
Creator:
John Lydgate
Usage terms

Public Domain in most countries other than the UK.

Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Royal MS 18 D II

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