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05 April 2020

Guess the manuscript returns

Today's Guess the Manuscript is relatively simple, we think. In which British Library manuscript is this page found?

A detail of a manuscript page with a dragon strangling an elephant

You can find the entire book on our Digitised Manuscripts site. If you're still having trouble, we suggest looking at our Medieval England and France, 700–1200 webspace, created in partnership with the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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Harley 4751, just one of many wonderful British Library bestiaries; see Ann Payne, Medieval Beasts,British Library, 1990.

Harley 4751?

A bestiary with additions from Gerald of Wales's Topographia Hibernica

thank you for the clue!

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