The Book of St Albans, one of the world’s finest medieval manuscripts, has been digitized for the first time, and the Library of Trinity College Dublin has made the 13th-century masterpiece globally accessible.
Matthew Paris’s Book of St. Albans, one of the most finely illustrated medieval manuscripts, has been digitized by the Library of Trinity College Dublin for the first time.
The 13th-century masterpiece features 54 individual works of medieval art and has fascinated readers across the centuries, from royalty to renaissance scholars.
The precious manuscript survived the chaos and trauma of the dissolution of the monasteries and came to Trinity College Dublin in 1661. Created by the renowned scribe, the Benedictine monk, Matthew Paris of St. Albans Abbey in England, the manuscript chronicles the life of St. Alban, the first Christian martyr in England. It also outlines the construction of St. Albans cathedral.
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