Epiphany visitors

The visit of the Magi from LUL MS.F.2.19

The visit of the Magi from LUL MS.F.2.19

Having reached the After of our Advent series ‘Advent and After’, and survived the Twelve Days of Christmas, January 6 brings us to Epiphany and the familiar visitors of the Magi, or Three Kings. They are depicted here in a medieval manuscript with a distinctive series of illuminated pictures, surrounded by exuberant beasts and acrobatic figures. LUL MS.F.2.19 is a mid-15th century Flemish manuscript donated by the wealthy Liverpool shipowner John W. Hughes in 1903.

Today also brings a very welcome and more permanent visitor from the (South-)East, with a deep knowledge of the stars: Jennifer Higham, former Librarian and Archivist of the Royal Astronomical Society in London, who joins the University Library as Special Collections & Archives Manager.