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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 10r

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Edmund of England: Scene, Danes attacking Town -- Three groups of Danes, armed with spears, swords, and shields, attack city in flames, defended by three soldiers armed with spears and shields, and archer.
Below, men, women and children, some flee, and other are slain. Patterned background and decorated frame.
Illustration of Abbo of Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 5 (Hinguar burns town).

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