• Mary Dockray-Miller deposited The St. Edith Cycle in the Salisbury Breviary in the group Group logo of TC Women’s and Gender StudiesTC Women’s and Gender Studies on MLA Commons 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    The manuscript now called the Salisbury Breviary (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, MS lat. 17294) contains the only extant illustrated cycle of of the Life of St Edith of Wilton; the fifteen miniatures accompany the readings for the feast of St Edith. These images emphasize the connections among Edith’s holiness, royal genealogy, and obedience to her earthly and spiritual fathers. The cycle thus presents in microcosm the book’s overall objective to proclaim and glorify the rightfully inherited temporal and spiritual power of its patron, John of Lancaster, the Duke of Bedford.