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Evilmerodach and Nebuchadnezzar from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 43
Bible Historiale was composed between 1291 and 1295 by priest and canon Guyart des Moulins, who added a prologue in 1297 announcing his recent election as dean of his canonial chapter at the collegial church of Saint Pierre d'Aire-sur-la-Lys. Describing his own role as translating and "ordering" the text, Guyart censored or omitted portions of the Bible that "should not, according to reason, be translated", rearranged materials "so that the laity might find them better ordered" and, on rare occasions, added further commentaries of his own or from other sources to produce the work known as the Bible Historiale.
The work was copied in many manuscripts, of which more than a hundred survive, most of them richly illuminated, some with more than 300 miniatures, including La Bible historiale complétée (Proverbs - Revelation), France, Central (Paris?), Grand Bible historiale complétée à prologues, and more.
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Fool and dog from BL Royal 19 D VI, f. 267v

Fool and dog from BL Royal 19 D VI, f. 267v

Detail of a miniature of a kneeling fool with an uplifted club biting a dog's tail. Image taken from f. 267v of Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collect... More

Moses from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 74

Moses from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 74

Detail of a miniature of God speaking to Moses and his people. Image taken from f. 74 of Bible historiale, with various biblical books and saints lives (the early version) (Grand Bible historiale complétée à pr... More

Daniel from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 47

Daniel from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 47

Detail of a miniature of Daniel among the lions, with a partial border. Image taken from f. 47 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collect... More

Jerusalem from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 86v

Jerusalem from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 86v

Miniature of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, with a partial border. Image taken from f. 86v of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript ... More

God speaking to Jeremiah from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 54v

God speaking to Jeremiah from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 54v

Detail of a miniature of God speaking to Jeremiah. Image taken from f. 54v of La Bible historiale complétée (Proverbs - Revelation). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Roy... More

God dividing light and darkness from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 3v

God dividing light and darkness from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 3v

Detail of a miniature of God dividing light from darkness. Image taken from f. 3v of La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the R... More

The Fall from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 8

The Fall from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 8

Detail of a miniature of the Fall of Adam and Eve. Image taken from f. 8 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, ... More

Jeremiah from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 357v

Jeremiah from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 357v

Detail of a miniature of Jeremiah lamenting. Image taken from f. 357v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, als... More

Judith and Holofernes from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 224

Judith and Holofernes from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 224

Detail of a miniature of Judith slaying Holofernes. Image taken from f. 224 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collectio... More

Birth of Esau and Jacob from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 24v

Birth of Esau and Jacob from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 24v

Detail of a miniature of the birth of Esau and Jacob. Image taken from f. 24v of La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal... More

Joshua bidden to cross the Jordan from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 104v

Joshua bidden to cross the Jordan from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 104v

Detail of a miniature of Joshua being bidden to take the people over the river Jordan. Image taken from f. 104v of La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript C... More

Offerings from BL Royal 18 D IX, f. 173

Offerings from BL Royal 18 D IX, f. 173

Detail of a miniature of of preparing and burning of offerings, at the beginning of book 3 (Leviticus). Image taken from f. 173 of La Bible Historiale, Part 1 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French.... More

Nahum from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 397v

Nahum from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 397v

Detail of a miniature of Nahum standing in water. Image taken from f. 397v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection... More

Expulsion from Paradise from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 9

Expulsion from Paradise from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 9

Detail of a miniature of Adam and Eve being expelled from Paradise. Image taken from f. 9 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manusc... More

Solomon dictating the Proverbs from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 285

Solomon dictating the Proverbs from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 285

Miniature of Solomon dictating the Proverbs, and receiving the Queen of Sheba. Image taken from f. 285 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known ... More

Solomon dictating the Proverbs from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 285

Solomon dictating the Proverbs from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 285

Detail of a miniature of Solomon dictating the Proverbs, and receiving the Queen of Sheba. Image taken from f. 285 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection,... More

Nebuchadnezzar from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 402

Nebuchadnezzar from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 402

Detail of a miniature of Nebuchadnezzar and an ox, both eating grass. Image taken from f. 402 of Bible historiale, with various biblical books and saints lives (the early version) (Grand Bible historiale complé... More

Ahasuerus from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 91

Ahasuerus from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 91

Miniature of Ahasuerus's banquet, with a full border containing the royal arms of England. Image taken from f. 91 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal... More

Raising of Lazarus from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 311

Raising of Lazarus from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 311

Detail of a miniature of the Raising of Lazarus. Image taken from f. 311 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The Raising of Lazarus is a story from the New Testam... More

Guyart des Moulins from BL Royal 18 D IX, f. 1

Guyart des Moulins from BL Royal 18 D IX, f. 1

Miniature of Guyart des Moulins writing a book, with a full border containing the royal arms of England on a banner and on a crowned shield, with two shields bearing the same arms differenced by labels of three... More

Ahasuerus and Esther from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 232v

Ahasuerus and Esther from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 232v

Detail of a miniature of Ahasuerus and Esther being crowned, with two attendants. Image taken from f. 232v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. Th... More

Jonah from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 395

Jonah from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 395

Detail of a miniature of Jonah in the mouth of the big fish. Image taken from f. 395 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript ... More

Murder of Abel from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 10v

Murder of Abel from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 10v

Detail of a miniature of Cain murdering Abel. Image taken from f. 10v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. Cain and Abel - the first two sons of A... More

Sacrifices of Cain and Abel from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 9

Sacrifices of Cain and Abel from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 9

Detail of a miniature of the sacrifices of Cain and Abel. Image taken from f. 9 of La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French. Cain and Abel - the first two sons of Adam and Eve. Accor... More

Joel and trumpeters from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 394

Joel and trumpeters from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 394

Detail of a miniature of Joel and trumpeters. Image taken from f. 394 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consists... More

Esther and Ahasuerus from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 235

Esther and Ahasuerus from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 235

Miniature of Esther kneeling before Ahasuerus, with ten sons of Haman hanging on a gallows, with a partial border and a foliate initial 'L'(e livre), at the beginning of Esther. Image taken from f. 235 of Bible... More

Antiochus from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 178

Antiochus from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 178

Detail of a miniature of Antiochus ordering prosecutions of Jews. Image taken from f. 178 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, ... More

Blinding of Tobit from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 18

Blinding of Tobit from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 18

Detail of a miniature of the blinding of Tobit, laying in bed in his house; outside, Tobias is leading the angel Raphael into the house. Image taken from f. 18 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale o... More

Moses from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 77

Moses from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 77

Detail of a miniature of Moses on the Mount. Image taken from f. 77 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also ... More

Tower of Babel from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 15v

Tower of Babel from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 15v

Detail of a miniature of the building of the Tower of Babel, with a section of a decorated initial 'D'. Image taken from f. 15v of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscrip... More

Creation from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 3

Creation from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 3

Detail of a miniature of God in the act of Creation, holding a pair of compasses and creating heaven and earth, with foliate borders, at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 3 of Bible historiale, with... More

Creation from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 5v

Creation from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 5v

Detail of a miniature of the creation of the birds, fishes, and animals, from Genesis. Image taken from f. 5v of Bible historiale, with various biblical books and saints lives (the early version) (Grand Bible h... More

Martyrdom of Isaiah from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 315

Martyrdom of Isaiah from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 315

Detail of a miniature of the martyrdom of Isaiah. Image taken from f. 315 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection,... More

Crucifixion from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 353

Crucifixion from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 353

Detail of a miniature of the Crucifixion of Christ. Image taken from f. 353 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as ... More

Amos from BL Royal 1 A XX, f. 190

Amos from BL Royal 1 A XX, f. 190

Detail of a miniature of Amos as a shepherd, at the beginning of Amos. Image taken from f. 190 of La bible historiale complétée, 2nd volume, imperfect. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, al... More

Creation from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 4

Creation from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 4

Detail of a miniature of the creation of the land and sea. Image taken from f. 4 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Coll... More

Zechariah from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 400v

Zechariah from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 400v

Detail of a miniature of Zechariah with a scroll. Image taken from f. 400v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection... More

Daniel receiving a book from God from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 383v

Daniel receiving a book from God from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 383v

Miniature of Daniel receiving a book from God. Image taken from f. 383v of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consis... More

Adonijah from BL Royal 18 D X, f. 68

Adonijah from BL Royal 18 D X, f. 68

Miniature of Adonijah assuming a royal state, with decorated borders, and the arms of Edward IV. Image taken from f. 68 of La Bible Historiale, Part 2 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL... More

Hosea from BL Royal 19 D V, f. 128

Hosea from BL Royal 19 D V, f. 128

Detail of a miniature of Hosea seated between two female figures, each with a child (representing Gomer?). Image taken from f. 128 of Bible historiale complétée. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Coll... More

David and Solomon from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 155

David and Solomon from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 155

Detail of a miniature of the death of David, and the anointing of Solomon. Image taken from f. 155 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Roy... More

Creation from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 3v

Creation from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 3v

Detail of a miniature of the creation of the heavens and earth. Image taken from f. 3v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscrip... More

Creation from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 4v

Creation from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 4v

Detail of a miniature of the creation of the sun and moon. Image taken from f. 4v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Col... More

Two singers at a lectern from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 250

Two singers at a lectern from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 250

Detail of a miniature of two singers at a lectern. Image taken from f. 250 of La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Co... More

Belshazzar's feast from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 45

Belshazzar's feast from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 45

Detail of a miniature of Belshazzar's feast with a hand writing the words 'mane thechel phares' on the wall. Image taken from f. 45 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in Fre... More

Belshazzar's feast from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 45

Belshazzar's feast from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 45

Miniature of Belshazzar's feast with a hand writing the words 'mane thechel phares' on the wall, with a full border containing a hybrid grotesque holding a banner with the royal arms of England, and a shield be... More

Resurrection of Christ from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 361

Resurrection of Christ from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 361

Detail of a miniature of the Resurrection of Christ. Image taken from f. 361 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as... More

Haman from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 237v

Haman from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 237v

Detail of a miniature of Haman being hanged, and the king, queen, and Mordecai at a table. Image taken from f. 237v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in Fr... More

David and singers from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 271

David and singers from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 271

Miniature of David and singers. Image taken from f. 271 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consists of over 2,000... More

Ahaziah from BL Royal 18 D X, f. 115v

Ahaziah from BL Royal 18 D X, f. 115v

Miniature of Ahaziah in bed, sending out his troops, with Elijah calling down fire upon them, in the background, and a foliate initial 'O'chosie, with a full border containing a shield bearing the royal arms of... More

God and Evangelists from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 1

God and Evangelists from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 1

Detail of a miniature of God enthroned holding a globe with two angels supporting a papal tiara above him, and four Evangelists writing on scrolls with their symbols, at the beginning of the prologue. Image tak... More

The Fall from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 7v

The Fall from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 7v

Detail of a miniature of the Fall of Adam and Eve. Image taken from f. 7v of La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Col... More

Explusion of Adam and Eve from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 8v

Explusion of Adam and Eve from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 8v

Detail of a miniature of the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise. Image taken from f. 8v of La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also kno... More

Exodus from Egypt from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 48

Exodus from Egypt from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 48

Miniature of the exodus of the Jews from Egypt. Image taken from f. 48 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consist... More

David mourning for Saul from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 134v

David mourning for Saul from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 134v

Detail of a miniature of David mourning for Saul. Image taken from f. 134v of La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Co... More

Esther and Ahasuerus from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 222

Esther and Ahasuerus from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 222

Detail of a miniature of Esther and Ahasuerus. Image taken from f. 222 of La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collec... More

Paul speaking to the Thessalonians from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 501v

Paul speaking to the Thessalonians from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 501v

Miniature of Paul speaking to the Thessalonians, and pointing to God. Image taken from f. 501v of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the R... More

God, Satan, and Job from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 209

God, Satan, and Job from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 209

Miniature of God, Satan, and Job. Image taken from f. 209 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consists of over 2,0... More

Three Patriarchs from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 181

Three Patriarchs from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 181

Detail of a miniature of three Patriarchs seated, with their descendants. Image taken from f. 181 of Bible historiale, with various biblical books and saints lives (the early version) (Grand Bible historiale co... More

Jerusalem from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 138v

Jerusalem from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 138v

Detail of a miniature of the demolition of the walls of Jerusalem. Image taken from f. 138v of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection... More

Creation of animals from BL Royal 18 D IX, f. 5

Creation of animals from BL Royal 18 D IX, f. 5

Detail of a miniature of God creating animals, at the beginning of chapter 1. Image taken from f. 5 of La Bible Historiale, Part 1 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Co... More

Virgin and the Trinity from BL Royal 19 D VI, f. 3

Virgin and the Trinity from BL Royal 19 D VI, f. 3

Detail of a miniature in four compartments: 1. Virgin enthroned; 2. The Trinity; 3. The Trinity creating angels; 4. The Mouth of Hell, at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 3 of Bible historiale comp... More

Paul from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 482v

Paul from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 482v

Detail of a miniature of Paul preaching. Image taken from f. 482v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also kn... More

Beheaded man from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 404v

Beheaded man from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 404v

Detail of a miniature of a standing figure with a scroll, and a kneeling man beheaded. Image taken from f. 404v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French... More

Joshua from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 110

Joshua from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 110

Detail of a miniature of Joshua being chosen by God as a ruler. Image taken from f. 110 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscri... More

Solomon from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 284v

Solomon from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 284v

Detail of a miniature of Solomon enthroned, with a woman on his right. Image taken from f. 284v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal ... More

Delilah and Samson from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 124

Delilah and Samson from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 124

Detail of a miniature of Delilah cutting off Samson's hair. Image taken from f. 124 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript C... More

Descendants of Adam and Eve from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 11

Descendants of Adam and Eve from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 11

Detail of a miniature of two groups of the descendants of Adam and Eve. Image taken from f. 11 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal M... More

Jacob's dream from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 28v

Jacob's dream from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 28v

Detail of a miniature of Jacob's dream. Image taken from f. 28v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also know... More

Hosea from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 388v

Hosea from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 388v

Detail of a miniature of Hosea taking a wife. Image taken from f. 388v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, al... More

Baruch writing from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 74v

Baruch writing from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 74v

Detail of a miniature of Baruch writing, with God above in a cloud. Image taken from f. 74v of La Bible historiale complétée (Proverbs - Revelation). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also... More

Hosea seated from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 99

Hosea seated from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 99

Detail of a miniature of Hosea seated on the ground, while three men stand. Image taken from f. 99 of La Bible historiale complétée (Proverbs - Revelation). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collectio... More

Solomon enthroned from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 11v

Solomon enthroned from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 11v

Detail of a miniature of Solomon enthroned, with a female figure on his right. Image taken from f. 11v of La Bible historiale complétée (Proverbs - Revelation). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Colle... More

Apostle preaching from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 217v

Apostle preaching from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 217v

Detail of a miniature of an apostle preaching. Image taken from f. 217v of La Bible historiale complétée (Proverbs - Revelation). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal ... More

The Ark from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 11v

The Ark from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 11v

Detail of a miniature of the Ark. Image taken from f. 11v of La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consist... More

Fool from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 262

Fool from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 262

Miniature of the fool holding a stick and using a small animal to play as if it were the bagpipes, and two men, one of whom is David, at the beginning of Psalm 52, with a sketch for an illuminator in the margin... More

Israelites at the Red Sea from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 78

Israelites at the Red Sea from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 78

Detail of a miniature of the Israelites at the Red Sea. Image taken from f. 78 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The Israelites' escape from Egypt is a central event in the history of ... More

Fool from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 262

Fool from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 262

Detail of a miniature of the fool holding a stick and using a small animal to play as if it were the bagpipes, and two men, one of whom is David, at the beginning of Psalm 52. Image taken from f. 262 of Bible h... More

Pharoah giving tasks to the Israelites from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 40

Pharoah giving tasks to the Israelites from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 40

Miniature of Pharoah giving tasks to the Israelites. Image taken from f. 40 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The Israelites' escape from Egypt is a central event in the history of the... More

Capture of Adonibezek from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 103

Capture of Adonibezek from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 103

Detail of a miniature of the capture of Adonibezek. Image taken from f. 103 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, co... More

Building of the Temple from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 138v

Building of the Temple from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 138v

Miniature of the building of the Temple. Image taken from f. 138v of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consists of ... More

The Lamb with the Book from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 527

The Lamb with the Book from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 527

Miniature of the Lamb with the Book, the Four Beasts, and the Elders. Image taken from f. 527 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Ro... More

Vision of Zechariah from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 406

Vision of Zechariah from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 406

Miniature of the vision of Zechariah. Image taken from f. 406 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consists of over... More

Gedaliah receiving Ishmael from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 225

Gedaliah receiving Ishmael from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 225

Detail of a miniature of Gedaliah receiving Ishmael. Image taken from f. 225 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, c... More

Prayer of Hannah from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 112

Prayer of Hannah from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 112

Miniature of the prayer of Hannah. Image taken from f. 112 of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consists of over 2,... More

Drunkenness of Noah from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 15

Drunkenness of Noah from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 15

Miniature of the drunkenness of Noah, with a partial border and a foliate initial 'N'(oe), in Genesis. Image taken from f. 15 of Bible historiale, with various biblical books and saints lives (the early version... More

Apocalypse from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 596

Apocalypse from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 596

Detail of one of three miniatures from Apocalypse. Image taken from f. 596 of Bible historiale, with various biblical books and saints lives (the early version) (Grand Bible historiale complétée à prologues). W... More

Christ preaching from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 290v

Christ preaching from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 290v

Miniature of Christ preaching, with a partial border. Image taken from f. 290v of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known ... More

Death of Judas Maccabeus from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 143

Death of Judas Maccabeus from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 143

Detail of a miniature of the death of Judas Maccabeus. Image taken from f. 143 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known ... More

Miraculous draught of fishes from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 368

Miraculous draught of fishes from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 368

Detail of a miniature of the miraculous draught of fishes. Image taken from f. 368 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also kn... More

Peter from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 380

Peter from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 380

Detail of a miniature of Peter baptising Jewish converts. Image taken from f. 380 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also kno... More

Octavianus, Herod and Anthony from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 211

Octavianus, Herod and Anthony from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 211

Miniature of Octavianus, Herod and Anthony, with a partial border. Image taken from f. 211 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection,... More

Jonathan from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 154

Jonathan from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 154

Detail of a miniature of Jonathan defeating the princes who revolted against Demetrius. Image taken from f. 154 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal M... More

Hebrews in the furnace from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 39v

Hebrews in the furnace from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 39v

Detail of a miniature of the three Hebrews in the fiery furnace. Image taken from f. 39v of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, a... More

Judas Maccabeus and Gorgias from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 128

Judas Maccabeus and Gorgias from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 128

Detail of a miniature of Judas Maccabeus defeating Gorgias. Image taken from f. 128 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also k... More

Death of Simon Maccabeus from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 165

Death of Simon Maccabeus from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 165

Miniature of the death of Simon Maccabeus and his sons, with a partial border. Image taken from f. 165 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript... More

Mattathias from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 123

Mattathias from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 123

Miniature of Mattathias killing a Jew offering a sacrifice, with a partial border. Image taken from f. 123 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manusc... More

Bird from BL Royal 18 D IX, f. 173

Bird from BL Royal 18 D IX, f. 173

Detail of a marginal painting of a bird, from the right hand margin of the folio. Image taken from f. 173 of La Bible Historiale, Part 1 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscr... More

Amos from BL Royal 1 A XX, f. 190

Amos from BL Royal 1 A XX, f. 190

Miniature of Amos as a shepherd, at the beginning of Amos, with the instruction for an illuminator in the margin; 'I saint berger / garde de berbis et / vois d'ange'. Image taken from f. 190 of La bible histor... More

Paul from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 499v

Paul from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 499v

Detail of a miniature of Paul preaching. Image taken from f. 499v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also kn... More

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