By Rosemarie McGerr
This seminal examine addresses probably the most superbly adorned 15th-century copies of the recent Statutes of britain, uncovering how the manuscript’s particular interweaving of criminal, spiritual, and literary discourses frames the reader’s notion of the paintings. Taking inner and exterior proof under consideration, Rosemarie McGerr means that the manuscript was once made for Prince Edward of Lancaster, remodeling a felony reference paintings right into a booklet of guideline 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 via the manuscript as a remark on royal justice and style for its later vendors and provides sleek readers a desirable instance of the iconic impact of medieval manuscripts on next readers.
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