Text name The Life of St. Edmund File name cmedmund-m4 Manuscript Additional 35298, British Library, London Date c1450 (1438) Dialect East Midlands Genre Biography, life of saint Edition Blake, Norman F. 1972. The life of St. Edmund. In Norman F. Blake (ed.), Middle English religious prose. York Medieval Texts. London: Arnold. Sample Pp. 163-173 Remarks
This prose version of the The Life of St. Edmund is taken from the prose retellings of saints' lives in the 13c South English Legendary, which were added to the the 1438 English translation of the French version of Jacobus de Voragine's Legenda Aurea.
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