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The Lewes Breviary, English

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An image of Illuminated manuscript. Breviary-Missal. The Lewes Breviary. Production Place: England and France. 13th-14th Century. Notes: made in the 13th century for the English Cluniac priory of St. Pancras at Lewes in Sussex. It is not known if the priory itself produced the manuscript or if it were copied elsewhere. Leroquais [1] described it as a breviary-missal. It is undoubtedly the most important surviving English Cluniac liturgical source, for it contains not only the liturgical texts of mass and office complete, but is also notated. Among the services for monastic office and mass there appears a full monastic rhymed office for St.Thomas of Canterbury, unspoilt, a rarity in England. It also has a full office for the patron saint of the priory, St. Pancras.

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Illuminated manuscript. Breviary-Missal. The Lewes Breviary. Production Place: England and France. 13th-14th Century. Notes: made in the 13th century for the English Cluniac priory of St. Pancras at Lewes in Sussex. It is not known if the priory itself produced the manuscript or if it were copied elsewhere. Leroquais [1] described it as a breviary-missal. It is undoubtedly the most important surviving English Cluniac liturgical source, for it contains not only the liturgical texts of mass and office complete, but is also notated. Among the services for monastic office and mass there appears a full monastic rhymed office for St.Thomas of Canterbury, unspoilt, a rarity in England. It also has a full office for the patron saint of the priory, St. Pancras.

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  • Accession Number: MS 369
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
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