The Winchester Bible , A Masterpiece of Medieval Art, page 1

The Devil flies from the mouth of a boy freed by Jesus. Photo by John Crook. From the Winchester Bible --- see Illuminated Manuscripts album

1160–1180, England  Morgan M.619 - Winchester Bible

Let us take a gander at ten incredible facts one should know about the medieval English knights of the century.

Unknown Artist. Eadwine the Scribe at Work. Eadwine Psalter. Christ Church. Canterbury (England) UK. circa 1160-70

Eadwine the Scribe at Work Unknown Artist, circa Eadwine Psalter - Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ at Canterbury Canterbury (Kent. England) UK - now, in University of Cambridge, UK Trinity College Library, MS

St. Albans Psalter - English between 1120 and 1145

Christina of Markyate at the age of 16 she visited St Alban's Abbey. Made a private vow of virginity to Christ and refused to consummate a arranged marriage her parents made.

Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund, MS M.736 fol. 77r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Miscellany on the life of St. - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Single leaf from the Winchester Bible, MS M.619 recto - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Single leaf from the Winchester Bible, MS recto - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Apostle Peter holds two keys in left hand and extends right hand toward apostle, with right hand raised and book in left hand | Psalter | England, Oxford | between 1212 and 1220 | The Morgan Library & Museum

Apostle Peter holds two keys in left hand and extends right hand toward apostle, with right hand raised and book in left hand

Manuscript Bible Souvigny, 1200, France.  Médiathèque municipale de Moulins.

Manuscript Bible Souvigny, 1200, France. Médiathèque municipale de Moulins.

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 127: Passionary of Weissenau · 12th century (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/cb/0127)

They began as "men alone," but soon they took on the role of preserving and disseminating books throughout Christendom.

An obedient Abraham about to sacrifice his son Isaac. Photo by John Crook

Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac. "The Winchester Bible was created in the latter half of the century and can be seen at Winchester Cathedral.

The Winchester Bible is a beautiful illuminated manuscript from the 12th Century which can be seen in Winchester Cathedral. http://www.hampshire-history.com/winchester-bible/

The Winchester Bible is a beautiful illuminated manuscript from the Century which can be seen in Winchester Cathedral.

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