[MR] BBC: Aberdeen Bestiary Digitized

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Thu Nov 3 01:49:24 PDT 2016

Noble Friends,

An illuminated book of fables and moral tales known as the 'Aberdeen 
Bestiary" has been digitized. This book is thought to have been seized 
and then owned by Henry VIII after the dissolution of the monasteries 
and may date from as early as 1200. It somehow ended up in Scotland in 
the 17th century, thus the name. You can read the brief story and enjoy 
some of the wonderful illustrations at: 
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-37848382 .

For more about the book, and to see the whole digitized version, go to 
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/bestiary/ . Note the link "About", which leads to 
a very interesting discussion about how this book might have been used, 
and about bestiaries in general. Fascinating stuff.

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot

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