I’d like to pick up where I left off on my previous taster post of the Bury Bible’s Romanesque lettering (you can refer back to it here). I’d like to share some examples which I’ve gathered from this great work which may be suitable for naming saints of this period, for example:
|Some saints with direct or indirect associations with this manuscript or who lived during the early 12th Century:
Edmund the Martyr (also known as St Edmund or Edmund of East Anglia, died 20 November 869
St Anselm feast day 21 April
St Cellach (Ceilach Keilach) b1080 Ireland d 1129 Archbishop Armagh
St Elisabeth Rose, Benedictine nun, b 1130 Courtenay France
St Stephen Harding, b 1059, d 1134 co-founder of Cistercian order
St William of York, England, b 1154, Archbishop of York
St Wulfric, b 1080, Bristol, England
St Thomas Becket of Canterbury, b1118, Cheapside, London, martyr
St Hildegarde of Bingen b 1098, Germany
St Lawrence O’Toole, b1125, Kildare, Ireland, Archbishop Dublin
St Gilbert of Sempringham, b 1083
St Bartholomew of Farne b1193, Whitby Northumbria
I’m hoping that the painted letters which I’m sharing here will be clear enough to save to your desktop for your own use. They need a bit more refining but they are a reasonable start. If you do get round to using them – I would love to see your work!
Hope these are useful some day and thanks for reading!