By Rosemarie McGerr
This seminal research addresses probably the most superbly embellished 15th-century copies of the recent Statutes of britain, uncovering how the manuscript’s distinctive interweaving of criminal, non secular, and literary discourses frames the reader’s belief of the paintings. Taking inner and exterior facts into consideration, Rosemarie McGerr means that the manuscript was once made for Prince Edward of Lancaster, reworking a criminal reference paintings right into a booklet of guide in kingship, in addition to a way of celebrating the Lancastrians’ rightful declare to the English throne throughout the Wars of the Roses. A Lancastrian reflect for Princes additionally explores the position performed by way of the manuscript as a statement on royal justice and charm for its later vendors and provides glossy readers a desirable instance of the iconic impact of medieval manuscripts on next readers.
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