Arundel 331 f. 22 -with dragon Title Nova Statuta for Edward III (ff. 1-212v) and Richard II (ff. 213-329v) Origin England, S. E. (London?) Date c. 1392 Language Latin and French Script Gothic cursive, by several scribes
jothelibrarian: Pretty medieval manuscript of the day brings you Easter and a dragon! This stunning fourteenth century manuscript is one of the treasures of the British Library’s medieval collection. According to the manuscript’s catalogue record, it was produced in England (probably London, but this is uncertain). It is a splendid, elaborate and lavishly illustrated book probably made for the devotional use of Humphrey Bohun, the Earl of Hereford.
One of the group of manuscripts made for the Bohun family, this very beautiful Book of Hours was probably made for Mary de Bohun after her marriage in 1380 to Henry of Bolinbroke (the future Henry IV), son of John of Gaunt.