Henry may have paid for this glass himself as a thank-offering
to the abbey (or as compensation for the damage that the fighting caused to the abbey's lands).
The NHMF has its origins in the Land Fund set up by the Labour government in 1946 to buy land for the public benefit, to form, in the words of the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Hugh Dalton, 'a thank-offering
for victory, and a war-memorial'.
There are also useful excursuses--on the word martus (related to the death of Christ as a specifically Christian imitation of the sufferings of Christ and so its adoption was antidocetist and anti-enthusiast) and the prayer in chapter 14 (built up from a Jewish prayer of thank-offering
, Christianized as a eucharistic prayer, and redacted by the author as a martyr prayer).
Designed as a triumphalist thank-offering
for his victory in La Cruzada-"the crusade"-it was built by the slave labor of republican and leftist prisoners, and to that extent deserves its name.
After the first one, people were invited to present a thank-offering
in glad response to some blessing experienced in the past week.
The essayists have presented him with a delightful thank-offering