Book: BL Royal MS 2 A XVIII (Beaufort Book of Hours)

Created 1401-1443



  • Psalter
  • Book of Hours
  • Vita Sainte Dorothee
  • Illuminator(s):

  • William Abell
  • Herman Scheerre
  • Master of the Beaufort Saints
  • Ownership Details

    John Beaufort, Earl of Somerset, Ownership Possible (c. 1401-1410) by Inscription.

    John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, Ownership Possible (c. 1410-1444) by Inscription.

    Margaret Beauchamps, duchess of Somerset, Ownership Confirmed (c. 1443-1456) by Inscription.

    Margaret Beaufort, countess of Richmond and Derby, Ownership Confirmed (1456?-1509) by Inscription.

    Anne of York, duchess of Exeter, Ownership Possible (c. 1461) by Inscription.


    Powell, Susan. "Lady Margaret Beaufort and Her Books," The Library 6, no. 3 (1998): 197-240.: 201 & 203

    Jones, Michael K., and Malcom G. Underwood. The King's Mother: Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).: 32, 240