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Chronica Majora by Matthew Paris

Matthaei Paris Chronica Maiora I

Martyrdom of St. Thomas of Canterbury, 1171


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Murder of Becket: the four knights; Grim with cross interposing. Becket falls away from altar on right.

Chronica Maiora I, Saint Albans, England, ca. 124053. Folio 132r, MS 26, Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Figure 44, p88 The Art of Matthew Paris in the Chronica Majora by Suzanne Lewis, 1987.

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