Mount Grace (by zach.stone)
Whew. In the end stages of grad applications. At the moment, I am winding down a project that started a year ago regarding a particular manuscript of Nicholas Love’s Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ- a late medieval best seller. Love wrote the devotional harmony while prior of Mount Grace, the Yorkshire Charterhouse (Carthusian Order). This is a picture of Mount Grace today (near Northallerton, North Riding, Yorkshire). The manuscript I am working with, Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 131, is a pretty strange example of the text. Copied in a Northern idiom (c. Thorne in the West Riding), it is one of the few copies of Love’s Mirror that expresses Northern dialectical features and includes other texts. Anyhow, its fun to work with because it also includes the name of its scribe and enough details about him to reconstruct a picture of his life, which I find quite neat.