Harley MS 3680 (f. 2)

The first page of the Prologus of Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica in the manuscript Harley 3680 in the collections of the British Library. 

The manuscript was created by two scribes in the cathedral priory of St. Andrew in Rochester in the 12th century. The script is protogothic.  The decorated initial "G" begins the word GLORIOSISSIMO.

Image source: British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

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

early 12th century
British Library
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