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Omne Bonum

14th-Century EncyclopediaCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Head of Christ from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 16v
Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio) is a 14th-century encyclopedia compiled in London. It is known as the earliest work of this kind where the topics are arranged in alphabetical order. The work is unfinished, containing only one entry each under the letters N to Z.
It survives in four volumes in the manuscripts and was composed and written by James le Palmer (?1327-1375) between c. 1360-1375. The encyclopedia includes more than 650 illustrations of four illustrators.
It was acquired by the Upper Library at Westminster between 1542 and 1666 and was presented to the British Museum in 1757.
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Audax (Courageous person) and Aurum (Gold) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 163

Audax (Courageous person) and Aurum (Gold) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 16...

Historiated initial 'A'(udax) of a man with a club, and a historiated initial 'A'(urum) of a bishop standing next to a barrel of gold coins. Image taken from f. 163 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Writte... more

Celebracio missarum (Celebration of masses) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 246v

Celebracio missarum (Celebration of masses) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 2...

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(elebrari) of a priest celebrating a mass. Image taken from f. 246v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Arre (Earnest-money) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 140v

Arre (Earnest-money) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 140v

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(rre) of two men exchanging money for a cow. Image taken from f. 140v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Constellacio (Constellation) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 396v

Constellacio (Constellation) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 396v

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(onstellacio) of an astrologer observing the sky, and the devil in a circle. Image taken from f. 396v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Cardinales (Cardinals) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 225v

Cardinales (Cardinals) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 225v

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(ardinales) of a group of cardinals. Image taken from f. 225v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Archipresbiter (Archpriest) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 136

Archipresbiter (Archpriest) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 136

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(rchipresbiteorum) of an archpriest as a canonist addressing a group of men. Image taken from f. 136 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Arena (Sand) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 148v

Arena (Sand) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 148v

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(rena) of a builder trying to hold up a house built on sand. Image taken from f. 148v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Dentes (Teeth) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 503v

Dentes (Teeth) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 503v

Detail of a historiated initial 'D'(entes) of a dentist extracting teeth of a seated man. Image taken from f. 503v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Biblical cycle of the Passion from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 12

Biblical cycle of the Passion from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 12

Four miniatures: 1. the Denial of Peter; 2. Christ before Caiaphas; 3. Christ buffeted; 4. Blindfolding of Christ. Image taken from f. 12 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Anulus (ring) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 104

Anulus (ring) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 104

Historiated initial 'S'(sponsus) of a man placing a ring on a woman's finger. Image taken from f. 104 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Anglia (England) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 107

Anglia (England) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 107

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(nglia) of the king of England with a sword and a herald holding a sceptre, and a shield with the arms of England (France and England quarterly). Image taken from f. 107 of O... more

Castigare (to punish) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 214

Castigare (to punish) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 214

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(astigatio) of a boy being beaten with birch rods. Image taken from f. 214 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Biblical cycle of the Passion from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 11v

Biblical cycle of the Passion from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 11v

Four miniatures: 1. the Agony in the Garden; 2. the Betrayal of Christ; 3. Christ and the soldiers; 4. Christ before Annas. Image taken from f. 11v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 3

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 3

Four miniatures: 1. Abraham and five captive kings; 2. the Circumcision of Abraham; 3. the burning of Sodom; 4. the Sacrifice of Isaac. Image taken from f. 3 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Adventus Domini (Incarnation) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 55

Adventus Domini (Incarnation) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 55

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(dventus) of the Annunciation. Image taken from f. 55 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Abbatissa (Abbess) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 27

Abbatissa (Abbess) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 27

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(bbatissa) of an abbess and nuns. Image taken from f. 27 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Balista (Crossbowmen) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 179v

Balista (Crossbowmen) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 179v

Detail of a historiated initial 'B'(alistariorum) of two crossbowmen. Image taken from f. 179v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Cibus (Food) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 264v

Cibus (Food) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 264v

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(ibus) of a banquet. Image taken from f. 264v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Ars sive artes (Art or Arts) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 138v

Ars sive artes (Art or Arts) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 138v

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(rtes) of a teacher at a desk, with pupils. Image taken from f. 138v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Adventus domini secundus (Second coming of Christ) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 57

Adventus domini secundus (Second coming of Christ) from BL Royal 6 E V...

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(irca) of Christ on a rainbow and the resurrection of the dead. Image taken from f. 57 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Agere (to act) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 72

Agere (to act) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 72

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(gere) of two men in front of a lawyer Image taken from f. 72 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Abbatissa (Abbess) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 27

Abbatissa (Abbess) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 27

Historiated initial 'A'(bbatissa) of an abbess and nuns, and a historiated initial 'A'(busiones) of monks hawking. Image taken from f. 27 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Antichrist from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 100v

Antichrist from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 100v

Historiated initial 'A'(ntechristus) of the Antichrist. Image taken from f. 100v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Aqua (water) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 126v

Aqua (water) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 126v

Historiated initial 'A'(qua) of a scholar pointing to three bodies of water, one filled with fish, another with shellfish and the third empty. Image taken from f. 126v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Wri... more

Caym (Cain) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 220v

Caym (Cain) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 220v

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(aym) of the death of Cain. Image taken from f. 220v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Text page from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 151

Text page from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 151

Text page. Image taken from f. 151 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Alienum (Another person's property) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 79v

Alienum (Another person's property) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 79v

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(liena) of two men holding a coat. Image taken from f. 79v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 13v

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 13v

Four miniatures: 1. the Resurrection of Christ; 2. Noli me tangere; 3. Christ and doubting Thomas; 4. the Ascension. Image taken from f. 13v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Canon sive Canones (Canon or Canons) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 216v

Canon sive Canones (Canon or Canons) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 216v

Historiated initial 'C'(anones) of a pope holding a sealed document and a candle, and a cleric with an opened book and a bell, illustrating an excommunication during the 'Bell, book, and candle' ceremony. Image... more

Divinacio (Divination) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 535v

Divinacio (Divination) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 535v

Detail of a historiated initial 'D'(ivinacionum) of a magician and devils. Image taken from f. 535v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Cometa (Comet) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 340v

Cometa (Comet) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 340v

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(ometa) of a man pointing at a comet. Image taken from f. 340v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Benedict and Paul from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 15v

Benedict and Paul from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 15v

Historiated initial 'A'(lio) of Benedict witnessing the soul of Germanus being taken up to heaven; historiated initial 'D'(octor) of the Vision of Paul in Damascus. Image taken from f. 15v of Omne Bonum (Absolu... more

Arbores (trees) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 142

Arbores (trees) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 142

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(rbor) of a hunter with a horn and dogs in a forest. Image taken from f. 142 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Arena (Sand) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 148v

Arena (Sand) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 148v

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(rena) of a builder trying to hold up a house built on sand. Image taken from f. 148v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Head of Christ from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 16v

Head of Christ from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 16v

Detail of a miniature of the Holy Face adored by angels and groups of men and women. Image taken from f. 16v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Avaritia (Avarice) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 154v

Avaritia (Avarice) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 154v

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(varicia) of a rich man holding a bag of silver coins, faced by a man with two children on his shoulders. Image taken from f. 154v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Writt... more

Assessor (Counselor, adviser to a judge) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 150v

Assessor (Counselor, adviser to a judge) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 150v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(ssessor) of a prisoner with two court officers before a judge accompanied by two assessors (advisers to a judge). Image taken from f. 150v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcis... more

Anulus (ring) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 104

Anulus (ring) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 104

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(sponsus) of a man placing a ring on a woman's finger. Image taken from f. 104 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Antichrist from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 102

Antichrist from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 102

Historiated initial 'C'(ompleta) of Antichrist. Image taken from f. 102 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Alexander and Aristotle (Bellum) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 188v

Alexander and Aristotle (Bellum) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 188v

Detail of a historiated initial 'P'(roceres) of Alexander and Aristotle. Image taken from f. 188v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Bedellus (Beadle) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 194

Bedellus (Beadle) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 194

Detail of a historiated initial 'Q'(uid) of a beadle citing a layman by touching him with a staff. Image taken from f. 194 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Circumcision of Abraham from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 3

Circumcision of Abraham from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 3

Detail of a miniature of the Circumcision of Abraham. Image taken from f. 3 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 8

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 8

Four miniatures: 1. the Annunciation to the Shepherds; 2. the Adoration of the Magi; 3. the Massacre of the Innocents; 4. the Presentation in the Temple. Image taken from f. 8 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumci... more

Beneficencia (Beneficence), Benignitas (Kindness) and Bedellus (Beadle) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 194

Beneficencia (Beneficence), Benignitas (Kindness) and Bedellus (Beadle...

Historiated initial 'Q'(uos) of a man with a band tied around his head for 'beneficencia', a historiated initial 'B'(enignitas) of a head of a priest, and a historiated initial 'Q'(uid) of a beadle citing a lay... more

Census (an ecclesiastical tax) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 252v

Census (an ecclesiastical tax) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 252v

Historiated initial 'C'(ensus) of a bishop at the door of a church. Image taken from f. 252v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Color (Colour) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 329

Color (Colour) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 329

Detail of an historiated initial 'C'(olor) of an artist mixing colours. Image taken from f. 329 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Cena magnatum (Supper of magnates) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 259v

Cena magnatum (Supper of magnates) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 259v

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(ena) of a banquet. Image taken from f. 259v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Adam and Eve from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 2

Adam and Eve from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 2

Detail of a miniature of the Fall. Image taken from f. 2 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Arbiter, Arbitrium (Judge, Decision) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 128v

Arbiter, Arbitrium (Judge, Decision) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 128v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(rbitrorum) of two judges addressing a prisoner held by a court officer, and a gallows. Image taken from f. 128v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Acoliti (Acolytes), Achab from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 40

Acoliti (Acolytes), Achab from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 40

2 historiated initials: 'A'(coliti) of Acolytes, and 'A'(hab) of king Ahab. Image taken from f. 40 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Ambicio (Striving after honours) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 87

Ambicio (Striving after honours) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 87

Historiated initial 'A'(mbiciosus) of a bishop and a layman at the door of a church. Image taken from f. 87 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 4v

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 4v

Four miniatures: 1. the Sacrifice of Moses and Aaron; 2. the worship of the Golden Calf; 3. Moses before the Lord with kneeling Israelites; 4. the building of the Tabernacle. Image taken from f. 4v of Omne Bonu... more

Creation from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 1

Creation from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 1

Detail of a miniature of the Creation of the sky and the water. Image taken from f. 1 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Arma clericorum (Weapons of clerics) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 137

Arma clericorum (Weapons of clerics) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 137

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(rma) of a canonist with a book facing three armed men. Image taken from f. 137 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Archidiaconus (archdeacon) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 132v

Archidiaconus (archdeacon) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 132v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(rchidiaconus) of a canonist addressing three clerics. Image taken from f. 132v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 9v

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 9v

Four miniatures: 1. the Baptism of Christ; 2. the Temptation of Christ; 3. Christ predicting the fate of the Temple; 4. the Sermon on the Mount. Image taken from f. 9v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Wr... more

Aprilis (April), Apes (Bees) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 123v

Aprilis (April), Apes (Bees) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 123v

Historiated initial 'A'(prilis) of a man and flowers, and a historiated initial 'A'(pes) of a beehive. Image taken from f. 123v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Achor from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 39v

Achor from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 39v

Historiated initial 'A'(chor) of Achor stoned by two men. Image taken from f. 39v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Clerici (Clerics) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 301

Clerici (Clerics) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 301

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(lericus) of a bishop blessing four clerics with faces covered with spots. Image taken from f. 301 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Divinacio (Divination) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 535v

Divinacio (Divination) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 535v

Historiated initial 'D'(ivinacionum) of a magician and devils. Image taken from f. 535v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Causa (Legal action) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 233

Causa (Legal action) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 233

Historiated initial 'C'(ausa) of a judge and two men. Image taken from f. 233 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Baculus pastoralis (Pastoral staff) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 178v

Baculus pastoralis (Pastoral staff) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 178v

Detail of a historiated initial 'B'(aculo) of a bishop with a crozier. Image taken from f. 178v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Anetum (Anise) and Anciptiter (Bird of pray) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 107v

Anetum (Anise) and Anciptiter (Bird of pray) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. ...

Historiated initial 'A'(netum) of a man holding a flower and an historiated initial 'A'(ncipiter) of a man holding a bird. Image taken from f. 107v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Cena Domini (The Last Supper) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 251

Cena Domini (The Last Supper) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 251

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(ene) of the Last Supper. Image taken from f. 251 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 7

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 7

Four miniatures: 1. Job on the dung heap; 2. Solomon instructing children; 3. Solomon and the bride; 4. prophets with scrolls. Image taken from f. 7 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Animalia (animals) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 104v

Animalia (animals) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 104v

Historiated initial 'T'(ria) of a man with a prod herding domestic animals. Image taken from f. 104v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Baiuli (Bearers, Bailiffs) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 208

Baiuli (Bearers, Bailiffs) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 208

Detail of a historiated initial 'B'(aiulium) of three bearers with spears and shields. Image taken from f. 208 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Caro, Carnis maceracio (Flesh, Mortification of the flesh) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 218v

Caro, Carnis maceracio (Flesh, Mortification of the flesh) from BL Roy...

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(arnis) of a man beating himself and holding a rosary. Image taken from f. 218v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Abel, Absencia (Absence) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 31

Abel, Absencia (Absence) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 31

Historiated initial 'A'(bel) of Cain killing Abel, and a historiated initial 'A'(bsente) of a man seated at the door of a house. Image taken from f. 31 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 9

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 9

Four miniatures: 1. Christ disputing in the Temple; 2. Christ sought by his parents; 3. the Miracle in Cana; 4. the Calling of Peter. Image taken from f. 9 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

The Nativity from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 7v

The Nativity from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 7v

Detail of a miniature of the Nativity. Image taken from f. 7v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Celum (Heavens) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 260

Celum (Heavens) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 260

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(elum) of Christ and the Virgin seated with saints and angels. Image taken from f. 260 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Alienacio (Alienation, transfer of property) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 77

Alienacio (Alienation, transfer of property) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. ...

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(lienacio) of two men standing by a table on which stand knives and vessels, representing alienation and the transfer of property. Image taken from f. 77 of Omne Bonum (Absol... more

Booz (Boaz) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 204v

Booz (Boaz) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 204v

Detail of a historiated initial 'B'(ooz) of the marriage of Boaz and Ruth. Image taken from f. 204v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Balaam from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 178

Balaam from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 178

Detail of a historiated initial 'B'(alaam) of Balaam seated on an ass facing an angel. Image taken from f. 178 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Cardiaca passio (Heart pains) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 239

Cardiaca passio (Heart pains) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 239

Historiated initial 'C'(ardiaca) of a man with a hand on his heart. Image taken from f. 239 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Angeli (Angels) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 89v

Angeli (Angels) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 89v

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(ngeli) of angels. Image taken from f. 89v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Caucio (Security deposit) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 230

Caucio (Security deposit) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 230

Historiated initial 'C'(aucio) of a bishop giving a gold disk to another bishop. Image taken from f. 230 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Arrogantia, Argumentum, and Ars from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 138v

Arrogantia, Argumentum, and Ars from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 138v

Historiated initial 'A'(rrogancia) of two men in discussion; a historiated initial 'A'(rgumentum) of two men in discussion, and a historiated initial 'A'(rtes) of a teacher at a desk, with pupils. Image taken f... more

Clerici (Clerics) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 296v

Clerici (Clerics) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 296v

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(lericus) of a group of clerics and a group of concubines pointing to an infant in a cradle. Image taken from f. 296v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Consecratio episcoporum and archiepiscoporum (Consecration of bishops and archbishops) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 387v

Consecratio episcoporum and archiepiscoporum (Consecration of bishops ...

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(onsecracio) of a consecration of a bishop. Image taken from f. 387v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Adolescens, Adolescencia (Adolescence) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 58v

Adolescens, Adolescencia (Adolescence) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 58v

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(dolescens) of a young woman with a mirror and a young man. Image taken from f. 58v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Aqua (water) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 125v

Aqua (water) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 125v

Historiated initial 'A'(qua) of a scholar pointing to three bodies of water, one filled with fish, another with shellfish and the third empty. Image taken from f. 125v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Wri... more

Bulla (Papal bull) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 207

Bulla (Papal bull) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 207

Historiated initial 'B'(ulla) of a pope giving a sealed document to a cleric. Image taken from f. 207 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Castigare (to punish) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 214

Castigare (to punish) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 214

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(astigatio) of a boy being beaten with birch rods. Image taken from f. 214 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Baptismus (Baptism) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 171

Baptismus (Baptism) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 171

Detail of a historiated initial 'B'(aptismus) of a baptism. Image taken from f. 171 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Abusiones seculi et claustri (Wordly and claustral abuses) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 27

Abusiones seculi et claustri (Wordly and claustral abuses) from BL Roy...

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(busiones) of monks hawking. Image taken from f. 27 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 8v

Biblical cycle from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 8v

Four miniatures: 1. the Flight into Egypt; 2. Angel warning the Holy Family and Herod? sleeping; 3. the miracle of the palm tree; 4 the lions worshipping Jesus. Image taken from f. 8v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-C... more

Antichrist from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 100v

Antichrist from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 100v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(ntechristus) of Antichrist seated on a rainbow, a parody of God seated on the rainbow, flanked by two men; each of the figures has a third eye in the centre of their forehea... more

Anulus (ring) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 104

Anulus (ring) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 104

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(sponsus) of a man placing a ring on a woman's finger. Image taken from f. 104 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Canonici (Canons) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 224

Canonici (Canons) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 224

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(anonicus) of a group of canons. Image taken from f. 224 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Advocatus (Lawyer) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 52

Advocatus (Lawyer) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 52

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(dvocati) of two advocates and two judges. Image taken from f. 52 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Coniugium (Marriage) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 375

Coniugium (Marriage) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 375

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(oniugium) of a priest joining hands of a man and a woman. Image taken from f. 375 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Aves (Birds) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 167v

Aves (Birds) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 167v

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(ves) of various kinds of birds. Image taken from f. 167v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Biblical cycle of the Passion from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 12v

Biblical cycle of the Passion from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 12v

Four miniatures: 1. the Flagellation; 2. Christ carrying the Cross; 3. the Raising of the Cross; 4. the Crucifixion. Image taken from f. 12v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Cham (Ham) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 231v

Cham (Ham) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 231v

Detail of a historiated initial 'E'(rant) of Ham and Japheth pointing at their drunken father Noah. Image taken from f. 231v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Amor (Love) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 83

Amor (Love) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 83

Historiated initial 'A'(mor) of Christ preaching to three men. Image taken from f. 83 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Beneficia (Benefices) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 189v

Beneficia (Benefices) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 189v

Historiated initial 'B'(eneficia) of a bishop and a young man entering a church. Image taken from f. 189v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Aquila (Eagle) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 128

Aquila (Eagle) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 128

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(quila) of an eagle and six different kinds of birds. Image taken from f. 128 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Angeli (Angels) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 92

Angeli (Angels) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 92

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(primo) of a seraph. Image taken from f. 92 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.