hālga, m.n: saint. Happy St Patrick’s Day — wear medieval blue today!

Image: The tiny portrait comes from one of The Huntington’s rare treasures: a 13th-century French manuscript of the Legenda Aurea, or Golden Legend, a compilation of saints’ lives by Jacobus de Voragine.  It is the earliest known image of St Patrick, and he is wearing blue.  See Huntington Library blog for more info.

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