Leaves of Gold: Treasures of Manuscript Illumination fron Philadelphia Collections
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    Chronicle of the History of the World from Creation to Woden, with a Genealogy of Edward IV (The Edward IV Roll) .
England, after June 1461 (Edward IV's coronation) and before May 1464 (his marriage), probably c. 1461

Edward IV on horseback; Christ in Majesty; the Fall of Man (partial). This eighteen-foot-long roll consists of eleven vellum membranes glued together. Probably created to commemorate Edward IV's coronation in June 1461, it was a powerful statement of his authority and claim to the throne.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 201

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