Posts Tagged ‘St Werburgh’s’

Impressions of Chester (1)

24 October 2008

Over the next few weeks, different members of the project team will be contributing their impressions of the team’s research trip to Chester in early September, and how this helped us to start thinking about ‘Mapping Medieval Chester’.

My contribution to the project is editing and translating portions of a late-twelfth-century prose text De laude Cestriae (‘In Praise of Chester’), which the only surviving manuscript attributes to a certain Lucian, who from internal evidence may have been a monk of St Werburgh’s. For me, then, the hours I spent exploring St Werburgh’s during our research trip were a chance to get to know where my author may have lived, written and performed the Opus Dei.

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