The Prince and the Plunder

A book on how Britain took one boy and piles of treasures from Ethiopia

A 13th century manuscript of the Acts of Saints and Martyrs

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What: A 13th century Ethiopian manuscript of the Acts of Saints and Martyrs, and homilies for various festivals. Appears to be among the oldest in the British Library’s Magdala collection, though the date is not mentioned by Wright in his catalogue entry.

Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Ref: OR 691
Digital version –

Stamped on first page: “Presented by the Secretary of State for India Aug. 1868”
Listed as part of the “Magdala collection” in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847

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