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Medieval Manuscripts 17h
Matilda, duchess of Saxony + sister of Richard the Lionheart and John, from a Psalter made for her + her husband
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medievalpoc Sep 22
From one of the COOLEST manuscripts around: Harley MS 647, ff 2v-17v, Constellations and portraits of famous astronomers!
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Medieval Manuscripts 18h
Replying to @medievalpoc @Montag86
The text says the heads represent different planets: Jupiter, Sol/Saturn, Mars, Venus + Mercury.
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Medieval Manuscripts Sep 22
Sly lions square up, clinging to the border and filling this initial with lively humour!
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Medieval Manuscripts Sep 22
Henry VIII depicted as King David in a psalter book made for him c1540-1, now Royal MS 2 A XVI
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Medieval Manuscripts Sep 22
Tudor jobs with great names: ‘moletaker’, ‘fethermaker’ + ‘grome of the crossbows’. More at (Image King's MS 9)
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Tuija Ainonen Sep 22
The ish-wish-dish swish brougt the , a hare, three dogs & a multiplication table! f.14r
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Charles Fernyhough Sep 22
Just a medieval ape hunting a butterfly with a bow and arrow. From .
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Medieval Manuscripts Sep 21
Which famous person signed this manuscript? You can see their signature here
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Medieval Manuscripts Sep 21
Inside the Tudor court
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Medieval Manuscripts Sep 21
fashion inspiration for Cruella de Vil? Personification of Fortune from Boethius's Consolation, 1477
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Amy Jeffs Sep 21
Four 3-letter words, all ending in X.
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Medieval Manuscripts Sep 21
Who's having a worse day: the dragon or the green guy? Both look pretty despondent. Caption-time!
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Medieval Manuscripts Sep 21
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Damien Kempf Sep 19
Cheers [BL, Add 36684]
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Medieval Manuscripts Sep 21
Don't forget to propose a paper for our postgraduate + early career symposium on manuscripts in early England!
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Tuija Ainonen Sep 21
Scribal self-portraits? Who is your favourite Walter? ff. 191v, 287r & 287r
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Medieval Manuscripts Sep 20
Diamonds are forever: this 12th-century scribe added corrections in style
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BL Asian and African Sep 20
Wishing you with beginning of 15thC manuscript on customs & prayers for (Add.MS.16577, f. 177r)
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Medieval Manuscripts Sep 20
Two Towers of Wisdom from the Howard and De Lisle Psalters bound together in Arundel MS 83
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