[Flower logo of the Medieval History Course]Josephus the historian

The author Joesphus standing holding a manuscript which is being copied out by his scribe Samuel, a first-century scene here envisaged by an illuminator working in Canterbury c.1130.The scribe is shown as a monk in a Romanseque cloister, writing into an open book.

Christopher De Hamel:"Medieval Craftsmen-Scribes And Illumunators"(London:British Museum Press,1992,1999 Sixth impression.)p.4