Richard Coeur de Lyon

Richard Coeur de Lyon

Anon.

late 15th century

England

Manuscript

The paper pages of this manuscript have been badly worn and stained, and the binding is also in significant need of restoration. Paradoxically, some of the most popular medieval books are now particularly rare, because many copies have been read to destruction or were later discarded as of little value. This version of Richard Coeur de Lyon (a romance about Richard the Lionheart’s crusading escapades) is written in the distinctive dialect of Norfolk, and the manuscript probably remained there into the eighteenth century, when a 1736 bookplate cites ‘Francis Blomefield, Rector of Fersfield in Norfolk’ as its owner.

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<em>Richard Coeur de Lyon</em>
Richard Coeur de Lyon