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Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Rawl. liturg. e. 12, early 15th century, fol. 193v

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Rawl. liturg. e. 12, early 15th century, fol. 193v

This is an image of St Margaret of Antioch from a book of hours, which is a private prayer book. For a basic retelling of St Margaret’s story, see the Medieval Sourcebook for James of Voragine’s Life of St Margaret from the Golden Legend. A book of hours like this one would include an image of Margaret followed by a prayer to her. The image below provides an example of a prayer to St Margaret from a book of hours.

Manuscript source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M.390, fols. 186v-187r

Manuscript source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M.390, fols. 186v-187r

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