Book of hours: use of Salisbury

Catholic Church . Circa 1455.

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In part, the Life of St Thomas Becket is about the church triumphing over the king. Henry dismantled the shrine of St Thomas in Canterbury and legislated the cult out of existence. Is this slashed text merely symbolic censorship or an act of iconoclasm?

Metadata Details
Item Type Illuminated manuscript
Title Book of hours: use of Salisbury
Creator Catholic Church
Publication Date Circa 1455
Language Latin
Call Number VAULT Case MS 35
Location Special Collections 4th floor