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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 21r

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Sweyn, King of Denmark: Scene, refusing Egelwin's Request for Exemption from Tribute -- Male attendant stands behind Sweyn, crowned, seated on throne with footstool.
With his right hand, he directs two men, one armed with club, attacking Egelwin of Bury St. Edmunds tonsured, in monk's habit, holding tau-staff, coming to ask for exemption of his church from tribute.
Architectural setting above Sweyn; patterned background and decorated frame.
Illustration of Herman, Miracula Edmundi, chapter 5.

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