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Wren Display: The Trinity Apocalypse

The Trinity Apocalypse

St Albans, c. 1230

Illustrated copies of the Apocalypse, or Book of Revelations, were popular in England in the 13th century. This manuscript, written in French and superbly illustrated, is one of the earliest and finest: it is thought to have been produced c. 1230, perhaps in St Albans.

The upper scene shows the great red dragon described in Chapter 12 of the Book of Revelations, ‘having seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns upon his heads’.

R.16.2, ff.14v

To read more about the donor of this manuscript, Anne Sadleir, see our blog.

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