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Beowulf Manuscript - Singed by Flames

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While maintained at Ashburnham Place, the Beowulf manuscript was nearly lost in a terrible fire on the 23rd of October, 1731.  Singed by flames, it has since had a tendency to crumble.

Today the manuscript is cared for by the British Library.  Depicted in this image, it remains the only known manuscript of the Beowulf poem.


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Image online, courtesy The British Library Online Gallery.

 

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