Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1438
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sutton , Anne F. and Livia Visser-Fuchs
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  • Title: The Cult of Angels in Late Fifteenth-Century England: An Hours of the Guardian Angel Presented to Queen Elizabeth Woodville [appendices include a full description of the manuscript along with a transcription of the Latin text of the "Hymn to the Guardian Angel" and an English translation].
  • Source: Women and the Book: Assessing the Visual Evidence.  Edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H.M. Taylor.  British Library and University of Toronto Press, 1997.  Pages 230 - 265.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Angels Books of Hours Devotional Literature Elizabeth, Queen- Consort of Edward IV, King of England Gifts Hours of the Guardian Angel Illumination of Manuscripts Latin Literature Lay Piety Manuscripts Queens Scribes and Scriptoria
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral, MS Radcliffe 6. Vellum in original binding. 89 x 64 mm. See Appendix I (pages 247-251) for a complete description. The authors argue, based on a dedicatory anagram and clothing styles, that the manuscript dates between 1475
  • Illustrations: Four figures including Plate Nine in color. All the illustrations are from the Liverpool manuscript. The color plate reproduces the first page of text and the presentation miniature in which the lady donor gives the manuscript to the Queen. Figure Ninety-Six reproduces the dedicatory poem in the manuscript. The beginning and end of the acrostic "ELISABETH" are clearly set off with more elaborate decorations.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Mercer's Company, London
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802042163
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