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Church and Chronicle within the heart a while is a set of essays awarded to John Taylor, former existence Fellow and medieval pupil on the collage of Leeds. The essays within the quantity have transparent foci, additionally these of John Taylor's personal paintings: the research of history-writing within the center a long time and the overdue medieval church. With contributions key students on issues comparable to the hagiography of Saint-Wandrille, Swein Forkbeard and the historians, own seals in 13th-century England, girls within the Plumpton Correspondence and medievalism in counter-reformation Sicily, this quantity is a wealthy and sundry choice of medieval scholarship and a becoming tribute to Taylor's paintings from his neighbors and co-workers.

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XXIV, this manuscript contains the metrical version of the De laude virginitatis^ and provides us with two illustrations of the author. Although these drawings contain no specific rubric naming the figure as Aldhelm there is no ambiguity as in both instances he is shown tonsured, armed with his magnum opus, and the inclusion of the worthy nuns in the second drawing confirms his identity. 17 These drawings were intended to act as a frontispiece to the text and appear on the recto and verso. Both illustrations are surrounded by plain linear frames of similar size (130 X 82 mm.

Here the role of Wando is important. 657, GAP, II, 4, ed. 48. Vita Vulframni, 3-11. 2. Vita Vulframni, 9. R. 61-63. Miracula Wandregisili, i, 4—5. McKitterick, op. 62. Vita Vulframni, 9. Alcuin, Vita Willibrordi, praef. Vita Vulframni, 5. , 12. 124 There he would have been a contemporary of Radbod and of Willibrord. It is difficult not to see the Vita Vulframni as an attempt by the monks of Saint-Wandrille to claim a segment of late Merovingian history, which Alcuin had recently associated with Willibrord and the Carolingians.

24 Aldhelm attacks those who are 'adorned with forbidden ornaments and charming decorations . . This sort of glamorisation for either sex consists in fine linen shirts, in scarlet or blue tunics, in necklines and sleeves embroidered with silk; their shoes are trimmed with red-dyed leather; the hair of their forelocks and the curls at their temples are crimped with a curling iron; dark-grey veils for the head give way to bright and coloured head-dresses, which are sewn with interlacings of ribbons and hang down as far as their ankles'.

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