Bury St Edmunds, Mabel of

Remains of the abbey of Bury St Edmunds. Remains of the abbey of Bury St Edmunds.

Mabel of Bury St Edmunds was a thirteenth century English embroideress, whose name is often mentioned in connection with the production of opus anglicanum. Her name is linked to King Henry III (1216-1272), for whom she worked various embroideries.

Her name first appears when she is commissioned by the King to produce a chasuble. It took her two years to complete the work. By that time, pearls and gold were given to her to further decorate the vestment. In 1243, she was asked to make an embroidered standard for Westminster Abbey. In 1256 Henry III made a pilgrimage to Bury St Edmunds and ordered the gift to her of prestigious clothing, as a recognition of her work.

Oxford Biography Index Number 101054457.

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