Harley 4125 (f. 2)

The beginning of Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica, Book I, from the manuscript Harley 4124 in the British Library.

The manuscript was created in the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Worksop, in the mid to late 12 century. The script is protogothic. The decorated initial "B" begins the word "Britannia."

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Source: British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

Used under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Date
mid 12th century
Location
British Library
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