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Lives of Ss. Edmund and Fremund

Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue by John Lydgate.Created by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 85v
Fremund was the son of a pagan king who reigned in England, named Offa. Offa was baptized, performed many miracles, converted his parents, and resigned his kingdom to his son.
Danes, Hinguar and his brother, Hubba ravage England and put King Edmund to death. Offa sends twenty nobles to seek his son, and, finding him, they implore his aid, and he assents in consequence of a vision in which it is revealed that each of his companions shall appear a thousand to his enemies. He attacks and defeats 40,000 of the enemy with the twenty who have come to seek him, in addition to his two companions. In a great battle at Radford Semele, while he is prostrate in thanksgiving for the victory, Oswi, formerly one of Offa's commanders who had apostatized and joined the pagans, cuts off his head. Blood spurts over Oswi, who implores absolution and forgiveness, which the head pronounces. Fremund rises and carries his head some distance, when, a spring bursting forth, he washes his wound, falls prostrate and expires.

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Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 143v

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 143v

Image taken from f. 143v of Troy book, imperfect (translated from the Latin of Guido de Columna). Written in English.

Lothbrocus from BL YT 47, f. 32

Lothbrocus from BL YT 47, f. 32

Detail of a miniature of Lothbrocus kneeling before King Edmund, with standing nobles behind, and a dog in the foreground, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 32 of Lives... More

Illuminated border and initials from BL Arundel 99, f. 143v

Illuminated border and initials from BL Arundel 99, f. 143v

Illuminated border with flowers and a peacock and illuminated initials 'W'(han) and 'S', at the beginning of book 5 of John Lydgate's Troy book. Image taken from f. 143v of Troy book, imperfect (translated from... More

Excised miniature from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 3v

Excised miniature from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 3v

Excised miniature with a foliate border. Image taken from f. 3v of Siege of Troy (the Troy Book). Written in English.

Offa's coffin and ring from BL YT 47, f. 16

Offa's coffin and ring from BL YT 47, f. 16

Detail of miniatures of monks singing at Offa's draped coffin, above, and below, a steward giving Offa's ring to Edmund, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 16 of Lives o... More

'Champ' initials from BL Harley 2255, f. 110

'Champ' initials from BL Harley 2255, f. 110

Champ' initials with foliate feathering and paraph with pen-flourishing in the Fifteen Oes of St Bridget. Image taken from f. 110 of Collection of 45 minor poems including 'The Legend of Saint Austin at Compton... More

Alkmund and Offa from BL YT 47, f. 10v

Alkmund and Offa from BL YT 47, f. 10v

Miniature of Alkmund with his wife Siware and Edmund meeting his cousin, Offa, king of East Anglia, in John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 10v of Lives of Saints Edmund and Fr... More

Death of Sweyn from BL YT 47, f. 83

Death of Sweyn from BL YT 47, f. 83

Miniature of the apparition of Edmund, in armour, aided by an angel, slaying Sweyn in bed with a spear, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 83 of Lives of Saints Edmund a... More

Paraphs from BL Harley 2255, f. 8v

Paraphs from BL Harley 2255, f. 8v

Paraphs with pen-flourishing including a bird. Image taken from f. 8v of Collection of 45 minor poems including 'The Legend of Saint Austin at Compton', 'The Testament', 'Fabula duorum mercatorum', and 'When sh... More

Arms of Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 105v

Arms of Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 105v

Shield in the lower margin with the standard of Edmund: Eve and Adam (labeled 'Eva' and 'Adam' in the margin) with the serpent and the Tree of Knowledge, with a flag and a lamb holding a cross within its branch... More

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 105

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 105

Image taken from f. 105 of Troy book, imperfect (translated from the Latin of Guido de Columna). Written in English.

Death of Leoffstan from BL YT 47, f. 86

Death of Leoffstan from BL YT 47, f. 86

Detail of a miniature of Leoffstan the sheriff dying and his soul, leaving his mouth, being seized by a devil, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 86 of Lives of Saints E... More

Detail from BL Arundel 99, f. 143v

Detail from BL Arundel 99, f. 143v

Illuminated border with flowers and a peacock at the beginning of book 5 of John Lydgate's Troy book. Image taken from f. 143v of Troy book, imperfect (translated from the Latin of Guido de Columna). Written in English.

Nativity of the Virgin from BL Harley 629, ff. 1v-2

Nativity of the Virgin from BL Harley 629, ff. 1v-2

Miniature of the the Nativity of the Virgin Mary (with Anne in bed, and Joachim at the bedside), or of the Nativity of Jesus Christ with the prologue to the Life of Our Lady on the facing page. Image taken from... More

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 73v

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 73v

Image taken from f. 73v of Troy book, imperfect (translated from the Latin of Guido de Columna). Written in English.

Miracle of the Wells from BL YT 47, f. 19v

Miracle of the Wells from BL YT 47, f. 19v

Miniature of Edmund and courtiers kneeling in thanks as five springs miraculously appear, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 19v of Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. W... More

Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 21v

Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 21v

Detail of a miniature of Edmund riding to Bury St Edmunds accompanied by noblemen, with a windmill in the background, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 21v of Lives of ... More

Text from BL Arundel 119, f. 2v

Text from BL Arundel 119, f. 2v

Text page. Image taken from f. 2v of The Siege of Thebes. Written in English.

Miniatures from BL YT 47, ff. 64v-65

Miniatures from BL YT 47, ff. 64v-65

Miniatures and text. Image taken from ff. 64v-65 of Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Written in English.

Birth of Fremund from BL YT 47, f. 61v

Birth of Fremund from BL YT 47, f. 61v

Miniature of the birth of Fremund, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 61v of Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Written in English.

Miracle of the drowned boy from BL YT 47, f. 102

Miracle of the drowned boy from BL YT 47, f. 102

Miniature of a drowned boy boy being pulled from the water by a man with a pole, and to the right, the boy being restored to life and being carried away by his mother, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund... More

Miracle of the crushed boy from BL YT 47, f. 103

Miracle of the crushed boy from BL YT 47, f. 103

Miniiature of a boy being crushed under a cart, and on the right, being carried away by its mother after being restored to life, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 103 o... More

Trial of Bern from BL YT 47, f. 36

Trial of Bern from BL YT 47, f. 36

Miniature of the trial of Bern before a judge, to the left, and Bern setting out in a boat on a river, to the right, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 36 of Lives of Sa... More

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 26

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 26

Image taken from f. 26 of Troy book, imperfect (translated from the Latin of Guido de Columna). Written in English.

Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 21v

Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 21v

Miniature of Edmund riding to Bury St Edmunds accompanied by noblemen, with a windmill in the background, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 21v of Lives of Saints Edmun... More

Added marginal annotation from BL Harley 2251, f. 63

Added marginal annotation from BL Harley 2251, f. 63

Detail of added marginal annotation (in the hand of Humfrey Wanley?). Image taken from f. 63 of Poems, imperfect. Written in English.

Excised initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 117

Excised initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 117

Excised initial with a partial foliate border, at the beginning of book 5. Image taken from f. 117 of Siege of Troy (the Troy Book). Written in English.

'Champ' initial from BL Harley 2255, f. 120

'Champ' initial from BL Harley 2255, f. 120

Champ' initial 'G'(rounde) with foliate feathering and paraphs with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 120 of Collection of 45 minor poems including 'The Legend of Saint Austin at Compton', 'The Testament', '... More

Historiated initial from BL Harley 2255, f. 1

Historiated initial from BL Harley 2255, f. 1

Historiated initial 'I' with the coat of arms of Bury St Edmunds (~azure~ three imperial crowns ~or~ two and one) and foliate feathering at the beginning of the first poem. Image taken from f. 1 of Collection o... More

Lydgate from BL Arundel 119, f. 1

Lydgate from BL Arundel 119, f. 1

Detail of a historiated initial 'W'(han) with Lydgate as a black monk riding a horse, presumeably Lydgate, at the beginning of the prologue of Lydgate's Siege of Thebes. Image taken from f. 1 of The Siege of Th... More

Tree of Jesse from BL Harley 3862, f. 2

Tree of Jesse from BL Harley 3862, f. 2

Miniature of the Tree of Jesse with the Virgin and Child and gold crowns on a pink background; initial 'A' (floure) with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 2 of Life of Our Lady. Written in English.

Finding of Fremund from BL YT 47, f. 68

Finding of Fremund from BL YT 47, f. 68

Miniature of Offa's messenger and retinue finding Fremund and companions outside a chapel, with an illuminated initial 'B'(ut), from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 68 of ... More

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2251, f. 36v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2251, f. 36v

Decorated initial 'A'(s) with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 36v of Poems, imperfect. Written in English.

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 4

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 4

Illuminated initial 'O'(migty) at the beginning of Book 1, with a partial foliate border. Image taken from f. 4 of Siege of Troy (the Troy Book). Written in English.

Illuminated border and initial from BL YT 47, f. 5

Illuminated border and initial from BL YT 47, f. 5

Illuminated foliate border and initial 'I'(n) in John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 5 of Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Written in English.

Detail: Foliate initial from BL Arundel 119, f. 18

Detail: Foliate initial from BL Arundel 119, f. 18

Foliate initial 'P'(assed), at the beginning of part 2 of Lydgate's Siege of Thebes. Image taken from f. 18 of The Siege of Thebes. Written in English.

William de la Pole from BL Arundel 119, f. 4

William de la Pole from BL Arundel 119, f. 4

Foliate initial 'S'(irs) including the heraldic arms of William de la Pole, with a full foliate border, at the beginning of part 1 of Lydgate's Siege of Thebes. Image taken from f. 4 of The Siege of Thebes. Wri... More

Alkmund from BL YT 47, f. 6v

Alkmund from BL YT 47, f. 6v

Miniature, in two compartments, of a widow seeing the sun on Alkmund's breast, and on the right, Alkmund kneeling before the pope, with a Veronica's veil (an image of Christ's face on a linen cloth) in the back... More

Foliate initial and border from BL Arundel 119, f. 18

Foliate initial and border from BL Arundel 119, f. 18

Foliate initial 'P'(assed) with three-sided foliate border, at the beginning of part 2 of Lydgate's Siege of Thebes. Image taken from f. 18 of The Siege of Thebes. Written in English.

Flourished initial from BL Lansdowne 699, f. 18v

Flourished initial from BL Lansdowne 699, f. 18v

Flourished initial 'F'(ro), at the beginning of John Lydgate's Guydo de Warwih. Image taken from f. 18v of Collection of Poems. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 629, ff. 4v-5

Decorated initial from BL Harley 629, ff. 4v-5

Decorated initial 'O' with acanthus motif and floral spray. Image taken from ff. 4v-5 of Life of Our Lady. Written in English.

Coronation of Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 22v

Coronation of Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 22v

Miniature of the coronation of Edmund, surrounded by courtiers, with an illuminated initial 'T'(he), from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 22v of Lives of Saints Edmund and... More

Detail: Foliate initial from BL Arundel 119, f. 4

Detail: Foliate initial from BL Arundel 119, f. 4

Foliate initial 'S'(irs) including the heraldic arms of William de la Pole, at the beginning of part 1 of Lydgate's Siege of Thebes. Image taken from f. 4 of The Siege of Thebes. Written in English.

Decorated initial and border from BL Harley 3862, f. 1

Decorated initial and border from BL Harley 3862, f. 1

Decorated initial 'O' (Thoughtful) and border with acanthus leaves, foliate feathering, and the coat of arms of John de Vere. Image taken from f. 1 of Life of Our Lady. Written in English.

Historiated initial from BL Arundel 119, f. 1

Historiated initial from BL Arundel 119, f. 1

Historiated initial 'W'(han) with Lydgate as a monk riding a horse, at the beginning of the prologue of Lydgate's Siege of Thebes. Image taken from f. 1 of The Siege of Thebes. Written in English.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 699, f. 18v

Detail from BL Lansdowne 699, f. 18v

Image taken from f. 18v of Collection of Poems. Written in Latin.

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, ff. 3v-4

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, ff. 3v-4

Page with excised miniature; and an illuminated initial 'O'(migty) at the beginning of Book 1, with a partial foliate border. Image taken from ff. 3v-4 of Siege of Troy (the Troy Book). Written in English.

Historiated initial from BL Harley 2255, f. 1

Historiated initial from BL Harley 2255, f. 1

Detail of an historiated initial 'I' with the coat of arms of Bury St Edmunds (~azure~ three imperial crowns ~or~ two and one) and foliate feathering at the beginning of the first poem. Image taken from f. 1 of... More

Decorated initial and border from BL Harley 3862, f. 1

Decorated initial and border from BL Harley 3862, f. 1

Decorated initial 'O' (Thoughtful) and border with acanthus leaves, foliate feathering, and the coat of arms of John de Vere. Image taken from f. 1 of Life of Our Lady. Written in English.

Illuminated border and initial from BL Arundel 99, f. 1

Illuminated border and initial from BL Arundel 99, f. 1

Illuminated border and initial 'O', with various flowers and a small dog (?) with a collar in the center border. Image taken from f. 1 of Troy book, imperfect (translated from the Latin of Guido de Columna). Wr... More

Detail from BL Arundel 99, f. 1

Detail from BL Arundel 99, f. 1

Detail of the upper portion of an illuminated border and initial 'O', with various flowers. Image taken from f. 1 of Troy book, imperfect (translated from the Latin of Guido de Columna). Written in English.

Decorated  initial from BL Harley 629, f. 2

Decorated initial from BL Harley 629, f. 2

Decorated initial 'T'(his booke) with full border of acanthus motifs and floral sprays. Image taken from f. 2 of Life of Our Lady. Written in English.

Excised initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 117

Excised initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 117

Detail of an excised initial with a partial foliate border, at the beginning of book 5. Image taken from f. 117 of Siege of Troy (the Troy Book). Written in English.

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 96

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 96

Miniature of Edelbert with an angel. Image taken from f. 96 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

Hyngwar from BL Harley 2278, f. 47v

Hyngwar from BL Harley 2278, f. 47v

Detail of a miniature of Hyngwar, Ubba and their navy. Image taken from f. 47v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written i... More

Tomb of Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 68v

Tomb of Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 68v

Detail of a miniature of Edmund and his tomb. Image taken from f. 68v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Offa's funeral from BL Harley 2278, f. 22v

Offa's funeral from BL Harley 2278, f. 22v

Detail of a miniature of King Offa's funeral. Image taken from f. 22v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 52v

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 52v

Detail of a miniature of Edmund receiving Hyngwar's message. Image taken from f. 52v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Wri... More

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2278, f. 70

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2278, f. 70

Illuminated initial 'W'(ho kan remebre) with foliate spray. Image taken from f. 70 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Writt... More

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 56v

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 56v

Detail of a miniature of Edmund sitting in a canopy and a messenger. Image taken from f. 56v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 83

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 83

Miniature of messengers meeting Fremund. Image taken from f. 83 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

Edmund asking advice from BL Harley 2278, f. 54

Edmund asking advice from BL Harley 2278, f. 54

Detail of a miniature of Edmund asking the advice of a bishop. Image taken from f. 54 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Wr... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 90

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 90

Miniature of miracles associated with Fremund. Image taken from f. 90 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Messenger from BL Harley 2278, f. 58

Messenger from BL Harley 2278, f. 58

Detail of a miniature of a messenger and Hyngwar, with tents in the background. Image taken from f. 58 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prolog... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 85

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 85

Miniature of an angel appearing to Fremund. Image taken from f. 85 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 32

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 32

Detail of Edmund at his court. Image taken from f. 32 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

Thief from BL Harley 2278, f. 109

Thief from BL Harley 2278, f. 109

Detail of a miniature of a thief stealing a jewel. Image taken from f. 109 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in En... More

Edmund of Hyngwar from BL Harley 2278, f. 58v

Edmund of Hyngwar from BL Harley 2278, f. 58v

Detail of a miniature of Edmund and Hyngwar, a prince of the Danes. Image taken from f. 58v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-... More

Edmund travelling from BL Harley 2278, f. 30

Edmund travelling from BL Harley 2278, f. 30

Detail of a miniature of Edmund travelling to Bury St. Edmunds. Image taken from f. 30 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). W... More

Decorated Initial from BL Harley 2278, f. 69v

Decorated Initial from BL Harley 2278, f. 69v

Decorated initial 'I'(ncipit) in pink with green foliate motif at the beginning of the Life of Fremund. Image taken from f. 69v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry... More

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 55v

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 55v

Detail of a miniature of Edmund and a bishop. Image taken from f. 55v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Edmund's body from BL Harley 2278, f. 115

Edmund's body from BL Harley 2278, f. 115

Detail of a miniature of Edmund's body being transported. Image taken from f. 115 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Writte... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 88v

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 88v

Miniature of Osway repenting after killing Fremund. Image taken from f. 88v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in E... More

Presentation of the text from BL Harley 2278, f. 6

Presentation of the text from BL Harley 2278, f. 6

Miniature of the presentation of the text to the king, or alternatively, the admission of the king and leading courtiers into the confraternity of St Edmund, an event described in the poem, and illuminated ini... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 84v

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 84v

Miniature of Fremund praying. Image taken from f. 84v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

Bishop Kunbertus from BL Harley 2278, f. 29v

Bishop Kunbertus from BL Harley 2278, f. 29v

Detail of a miniature of Bishop Kunbertus showing a crowd Offa's ring. Image taken from f. 29v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. ... More

Alkmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 13

Alkmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 13

Detail of a miniature of Alkmund's return. Image taken from f. 13 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 88

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 88

Miniature of Oswy beheading Fremund. Image taken from f. 88 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

Edmund's departure from BL Harley 2278, f. 26

Edmund's departure from BL Harley 2278, f. 26

Detail of a miniature of Edmund's departure. Image taken from f. 26 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

English submitting from BL Harley 2278, f. 48v

English submitting from BL Harley 2278, f. 48v

Detail of a miniature of the English submitting to the Danes, with building burning in the background. Image taken from f. 48v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry ... More

Edmund holding court from BL Harley 2278, f. 29

Edmund holding court from BL Harley 2278, f. 29

Detail of a miniature of Edmund holding court. Image taken from f. 29 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 85v

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 85v

Miniature of Fremund travelling to Mercia. Image taken from f. 85v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 94

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 94

Miniature of the virgins speaking to an angel. Image taken from f. 94 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Messenger from BL Harley 2278, f. 52

Messenger from BL Harley 2278, f. 52

Detail of a miniature of Hyngwar sending a messenger to England, with tents in the background. Image taken from f. 52 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, inclu... More

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 50

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 50

Detail of a miniature of Edmund defeating Hyngwar in battle. Image taken from f. 50 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Writ... More

Presentation of the text from BL Harley 2278, f. 6

Presentation of the text from BL Harley 2278, f. 6

Detail of a miniature of the presentation of the text to the king, or alternatively, the admission of the king and leading courtiers into the confraternity of St Edmund, an event described in the poem, and ill... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 96v

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 96v

Miniature of Edelbert with the Pope. Image taken from f. 96v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

Messengers from BL Harley 2278, f. 23

Messengers from BL Harley 2278, f. 23

Detail of a miniature of messengers telling Alkmund of the death of Offa; they ask Edmund to go to England. Image taken from f. 23 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for He... More

Knights from BL Harley 2278, f. 108

Knights from BL Harley 2278, f. 108

Detail of a miniature of knights stealing horses. Image taken from f. 108 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in Eng... More

Edmund's body from BL Harley 2278, f. 65

Edmund's body from BL Harley 2278, f. 65

Miniature of a group of Christians with dogs setting out to find the body of Edmund. Image taken from f. 65 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the p... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 92v

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 92v

Miniature of the virgins with Fremund's body. Image taken from f. 92v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Offa's funeral from BL Harley 2278, f. 22

Offa's funeral from BL Harley 2278, f. 22

Detail of a miniature of Offa's funeral. Image taken from f. 22 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

Miniatures from BL Harley 2278, f. 97v

Miniatures from BL Harley 2278, f. 97v

Miniatures of Fremund's body being carried (top) and the shrine at Dunstable (bottom). Image taken from f. 97v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including th... More

Woman from BL Harley 2278, f. 106

Woman from BL Harley 2278, f. 106

Detail of a miniature of a woman being pulled from the shrine of Edmund. Image taken from f. 106 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff... More

Offa from BL Harley 2278, f. 20

Offa from BL Harley 2278, f. 20

Detail of a miniature of Offa's departure. Image taken from f. 20 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 80

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 80

Miniature of Fremund's arrival. Image taken from f. 80 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

Death of Sweyn from BL Harley 2278, f. 105v

Death of Sweyn from BL Harley 2278, f. 105v

Miniature of the death of Sweyn, the king of the Danes. Image taken from f. 105v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written... More

Bury St. Edmond's from BL Harley 2278, f. 115v

Bury St. Edmond's from BL Harley 2278, f. 115v

Detail of a miniature of the installation of abbot Baldwin and the building of the abbey at Bury St. Edmond's. Image taken from f. 115v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy f... More

Court from BL Harley 2278, f. 25

Court from BL Harley 2278, f. 25

Detail of a miniature of Alkmund and Edmund in court. Image taken from f. 25 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in ... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 92

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 92

Miniature of the three virgins travelling. Image taken from f. 92 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin.

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