I am Brother Henry;

I am a writer. 

I write the books for the Abbey and make copies of the Bible. Before printing was invented all the books were written by hand and the illustrations were hand painted. It took many months, and sometimes years, to write such important books.

Because of the amount of time, it took to write books they were very valuable and rare. Most ordinary people did not have books, and most could not read. I also look after the Abbey library. My writing room is called the SCRIPTORIUM.