A new facsimile edition of the 14th century Holkham Bible was recently published by the British Library.
picture-book tells the Biblical story in Norman French, with the help
of copious illustrations of everyday 14th-century England. Originally
intended as a visual aid for popular preachers, it is now a fascinating
glimpse of real life in the time of Chaucer.
Holkham Bible, London?, England, second quarter of the 14th century. Noah and the Ark
BL Add. MS 47682, ff. 7v.8
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video of the new facsimile edition of this book