The Prince and the Plunder

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

An 18th century manuscript of the Acts of St George, initially presented to Queen Victoria (OR 714)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript containing the Acts of  St George, with illustrations

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

Ref: OR 714
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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