Treasures of our National Heritage…
Updated: Mar 22
I’ve been a bit busy, but, due to the type of buildings I’ve been scanning recently, I became a bit curious about the types of books that the people that built our heritage, might have been familiar with, and you know how it is, the more you dig the deeper the roots go! At any rate I’ve discovered this vast well of digital resources at the Bodleian. I’m a bit of a picture-book girl so here’s a link to one book I consider to be particularly beautiful it’s called the Book of Hours. Use of Sarum. c. 1440-1450; It seems that historians are not sure of its place of origin but they suspect France, Normandy / Rouen. I do wonder what clues take them to that conclusion…? The manuscript is described as an “Illumination attributed to the Fastolf Master in France. Made in France for the English market. Traditionally said to have belonged to Henry VII and Henry VIII. Language: Latin / French, Middle (ca. 1400-1600).”
I do hope you enjoy it. as much as I did!