The Prince and the Plunder

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

A manuscript of the Miracles of Mary initially presented to Queen Victoria (OR 648)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An Ethiopian manuscript dated 1717 including the Miracles of Mary and the Vision of St. John

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

Ref: OR 648
Digital version –

A handwritten note on the first page reads: “Pres. by H.M. the Queen 21 Jan 1869”
Listed in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847 as one of the “Magdala collection” manuscripts initially presented to Queen Victoria who then gave them to the British Museum.

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