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Lives of Ss. Edmund and Fremund

Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue by John Lydgate.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 2017
Fremund was the son of a pagan king who reigned in England, named Offa. Offa was baptized, performed many miracles, converted his parents, and resigned his kingdom to his son.
Danes, Hinguar and his brother, Hubba ravage England and put King Edmund to death. Offa sends twenty nobles to seek his son, and, finding him, they implore his aid, and he assents in consequence of a vision in which it is revealed that each of his companions shall appear a thousand to his enemies. He attacks and defeats 40,000 of the enemy with the twenty who have come to seek him, in addition to his two companions. In a great battle at Radford Semele, while he is prostrate in thanksgiving for the victory, Oswi, formerly one of Offa's commanders who had apostatized and joined the pagans, cuts off his head. Blood spurts over Oswi, who implores absolution and forgiveness, which the head pronounces. Fremund rises and carries his head some distance, when, a spring bursting forth, he washes his wound, falls prostrate and expires.

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Edmund's head from BL Harley 2278, f. 66

Edmund's head from BL Harley 2278, f. 66

Detail of a miniature of Edmund's head calling out "Here! Here! Here!" all day long until the men searching for it found it hidden in a thicket, being guarded from predatory animals by a wolf. Image taken from ... More

Trojan Horse from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 75

Trojan Horse from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 75

Detail of a miniature of the Trojan Horse at the gate of Troy. Image taken from f. 75 of Troy Book. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consists of over 2,000 manuscripts th... More

Emblem of Percy moon receiving light from the Tudor sun from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 200

Emblem of Percy moon receiving light from the Tudor sun from BL Royal ...

Emblem of a man (a king?) wearing a crown of flames and holding an orb marked 'Sol' in the centre of a radiating Tudor Rose inscribed with verses 'Ex paterno trono radii splendoris/ ex matre candor virginii dec... More

Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 21v - Public domain medieval manuscript

Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 21v - Public domain medieval manuscript

Miniature of Edmund riding to Bury St Edmunds accompanied by noblemen, with a windmill in the background, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 21v of Lives of Saints Edmun... More

Entombment of Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 117

Entombment of Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 117

Detail of a miniature of the entombment of Edmund in the abbey at Bury St. Edmunds. Image taken from f. 117 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the p... More

Paraphs from BL Harley 2255, f. 8v

Paraphs from BL Harley 2255, f. 8v

Paraphs with pen-flourishing including a bird. Image taken from f. 8v of Collection of 45 minor poems including 'The Legend of Saint Austin at Compton', 'The Testament', 'Fabula duorum mercatorum', and 'When sh... More

Death of Sweyn from BL YT 47, f. 83

Death of Sweyn from BL YT 47, f. 83

Miniature of the apparition of Edmund, in armour, aided by an angel, slaying Sweyn in bed with a spear, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 83 of Lives of Saints Edmund a... More

'Champ' initial from BL Harley 2255, f. 120

'Champ' initial from BL Harley 2255, f. 120

Champ' initial 'G'(rounde) with foliate feathering and paraphs with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 120 of Collection of 45 minor poems including 'The Legend of Saint Austin at Compton', 'The Testament', '... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 90

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 90

Miniature of miracles associated with Fremund. Image taken from f. 90 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 96

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 96

Miniature of Edelbert with an angel. Image taken from f. 96 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin... More

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 52v

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 52v

Detail of a miniature of Edmund receiving Hyngwar's message. Image taken from f. 52v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Wri... More

Lothbrok's dog from BL Harley 2278, f. 44v

Lothbrok's dog from BL Harley 2278, f. 44v

Detail of a miniature of Lothbrok's hound returning to Edmund's court. Image taken from f. 44v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. ... More

Lothbrok's dog from BL Harley 2278, f. 45v

Lothbrok's dog from BL Harley 2278, f. 45v

Detail of a miniature of a Lothbrok's dog leading a knight to Lothbrok's body. Image taken from f. 45v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prolog... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 91v

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 91v

Miniature of three virgins. Image taken from f. 91v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin. The "... More

Wheel of Fortune from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 30v

Wheel of Fortune from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 30v

Detail of a miniature of the Wheel of Fortune with a king on the top, with a partial border and a foliate initial 'T'(henvyons), at the beginning of book 2. Image taken from f. 30v of Troy Book (ff. 6-146); Sie... More

William de la Pole from BL Arundel 119, f. 4

William de la Pole from BL Arundel 119, f. 4

Foliate initial 'S'(irs) including the heraldic arms of William de la Pole, with a full foliate border, at the beginning of part 1 of Lydgate's Siege of Thebes. Image taken from f. 4 of The Siege of Thebes. Wri... More

Miniatures from BL Harley 2278, f. 97v

Miniatures from BL Harley 2278, f. 97v

Miniatures of Fremund's body being carried (top) and the shrine at Dunstable (bottom). Image taken from f. 97v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including th... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 94

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 94

Miniature of the virgins speaking to an angel. Image taken from f. 94 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Death of Leoffstan from BL YT 47, f. 86

Death of Leoffstan from BL YT 47, f. 86

Detail of a miniature of Leoffstan the sheriff dying and his soul, leaving his mouth, being seized by a devil, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 86 of Lives of Saints E... More

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 105

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 105

Image taken from f. 105 of Troy book, imperfect (translated from the Latin of Guido de Columna). Written in English. The Arundel Manuscript Collection was amassed by the Howard family, particularly Thomas Howa... More

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 4

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 4

Illuminated initial 'O'(migty) at the beginning of Book 1, with a partial foliate border. Image taken from f. 4 of Siege of Troy (the Troy Book). Written in English. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also kn... More

English submitting from BL Harley 2278, f. 48v

English submitting from BL Harley 2278, f. 48v

Detail of a miniature of the English submitting to the Danes, with building burning in the background. Image taken from f. 48v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry ... More

Edmund holding court from BL Harley 2278, f. 29

Edmund holding court from BL Harley 2278, f. 29

Detail of a miniature of Edmund holding court. Image taken from f. 29 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 85v

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 85v

Miniature of Fremund travelling to Mercia. Image taken from f. 85v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English an... More

Edmund's departure from BL Harley 2278, f. 26

Edmund's departure from BL Harley 2278, f. 26

Detail of a miniature of Edmund's departure. Image taken from f. 26 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English a... More

Miracle of the Wells from BL YT 47, f. 19v

Miracle of the Wells from BL YT 47, f. 19v

Miniature of Edmund and courtiers kneeling in thanks as five springs miraculously appear, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 19v of Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. W... More

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 73v

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 73v

Image taken from f. 73v of Troy book, imperfect (translated from the Latin of Guido de Columna). Written in English. The Arundel Manuscript Collection was amassed by the Howard family, particularly Thomas Howa... More

Alkmund from BL YT 47, f. 6v - Public domain medieval manuscript

Alkmund from BL YT 47, f. 6v - Public domain medieval manuscript

Miniature, in two compartments, of a widow seeing the sun on Alkmund's breast, and on the right, Alkmund kneeling before the pope, with a Veronica's veil (an image of Christ's face on a linen cloth) in the back... More

Offa from BL Harley 2278, f. 20

Offa from BL Harley 2278, f. 20

Detail of a miniature of Offa's departure. Image taken from f. 20 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 92

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 92

Miniature of the three virgins travelling. Image taken from f. 92 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 80

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 80

Miniature of Fremund's arrival. Image taken from f. 80 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin. Th... More

Bury St. Edmond's from BL Harley 2278, f. 115v

Bury St. Edmond's from BL Harley 2278, f. 115v

Detail of a miniature of the installation of abbot Baldwin and the building of the abbey at Bury St. Edmond's. Image taken from f. 115v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy f... More

Court from BL Harley 2278, f. 25

Court from BL Harley 2278, f. 25

Detail of a miniature of Alkmund and Edmund in court. Image taken from f. 25 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in ... More

Death of Sweyn from BL Harley 2278, f. 105v

Death of Sweyn from BL Harley 2278, f. 105v

Miniature of the death of Sweyn, the king of the Danes. Image taken from f. 105v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written... More

Miracle of the crushed boy from BL YT 47, f. 103

Miracle of the crushed boy from BL YT 47, f. 103

Miniiature of a boy being crushed under a cart, and on the right, being carried away by its mother after being restored to life, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 103 o... More

Holy Sepulchre from BL Harley 2278, f. 20v

Holy Sepulchre from BL Harley 2278, f. 20v

Detail of a miniature of Offa kneeling at the Holy Sepulchre. Image taken from f. 20v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Wr... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 76

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 76

Miniature of Thoua's baptism. Image taken from f. 76 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin. The ... More

Alkmund's court from BL Harley 2278, f. 24

Alkmund's court from BL Harley 2278, f. 24

Detail of a miniature of Alkmund's lords in council. Image taken from f. 24 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in E... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 79

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 79

Miniature of Fremund's coronation. Image taken from f. 79 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin. ... More

Edmund being shot from BL Harley 2278, f. 61

Edmund being shot from BL Harley 2278, f. 61

Detail of a miniature of Edmund tied to a tree and being shot at with arrows. Image taken from f. 61 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue... More

Bern's arrival from BL Harley 2278, f. 47

Bern's arrival from BL Harley 2278, f. 47

Detail of a miniature of Bern's arrival in Denmark. Image taken from f. 47 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in En... More

Sweyn; shrine of Edmund from BL Harley 2278, ff. 105v-106

Sweyn; shrine of Edmund from BL Harley 2278, ff. 105v-106

Miniature of the death of Sweyn, the king of the Danes; miniature of a woman being pulled from the shrine of Edmund. Image taken from ff. 105v-106 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presenta... More

Death of Sweyn from BL Harley 2278, f. 105v

Death of Sweyn from BL Harley 2278, f. 105v

Detail of a miniature of the death of Sweyn, the king of the Danes. Image taken from f. 105v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v... More

Agamemnon and Achilles from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 95

Agamemnon and Achilles from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 95

Detail of a miniature of Agamemnon at council in his tent, with Achilles in bed behind Image taken from f. 95 of Troy Book (ff. 6-146); Siege of Thebes (ff. 147v-162). Written in English. The BL Royal Manuscr... More

Text from BL Arundel 119, f. 2v

Text from BL Arundel 119, f. 2v

Text page. Image taken from f. 2v of The Siege of Thebes. Written in English. The Arundel Manuscript Collection was amassed by the Howard family, particularly Thomas Howard, the 2nd Earl of Arundel (1585-1646)... More

Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 21v - Public domain medieval manuscript

Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 21v - Public domain medieval manuscript

Detail of a miniature of Edmund riding to Bury St Edmunds accompanied by noblemen, with a windmill in the background, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 21v of Lives of ... More

Foliate initial and border from BL Arundel 119, f. 18

Foliate initial and border from BL Arundel 119, f. 18

Foliate initial 'P'(assed) with three-sided foliate border, at the beginning of part 2 of Lydgate's Siege of Thebes. Image taken from f. 18 of The Siege of Thebes. Written in English. The Arundel Manuscript Co... More

Flourished initial from BL Lansdowne 699, f. 18v

Flourished initial from BL Lansdowne 699, f. 18v

Flourished initial 'F'(ro), at the beginning of John Lydgate's Guydo de Warwih. Image taken from f. 18v of Collection of Poems. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 75

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 75

Miniature of Aldare and his wife. Image taken from f. 75 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin. ... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 91

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 91

Miniature of Fremund's body being prepared for burial. Image taken from f. 91 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in... More

Bern from BL Harley 2278, f. 44

Bern from BL Harley 2278, f. 44

Detail of a miniature of Bern murdering Lothbrok. Image taken from f. 44 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in Engl... More

Offa and Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 18v

Offa and Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 18v

Detail of a miniature of Offa meeting Edmund. Image taken from f. 18v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 79v

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 79v

Miniature of Fremend's departure. Image taken from f. 79v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin. ... More

Leofstan from BL Harley 2278, f. 107v

Leofstan from BL Harley 2278, f. 107v

Detail of a miniature of Leofstan dying. Image taken from f. 107v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and... More

Text page from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 31

Text page from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 31

Text page. Image taken from f. 31 of Troy Book (ff. 6-146); Siege of Thebes (ff. 147v-162). Written in English. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consists of over 2,000 m... More

Hector slaying Patroculus from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 66v

Hector slaying Patroculus from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 66v

Detail of a miniature of Hector slaying Patroculus. Image taken from f. 66v of Troy Book (ff. 6-146); Siege of Thebes (ff. 147v-162). Written in English. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the ... More

Offa's coffin and ring from BL YT 47, f. 16

Offa's coffin and ring from BL YT 47, f. 16

Detail of miniatures of monks singing at Offa's draped coffin, above, and below, a steward giving Offa's ring to Edmund, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 16 of Lives o... More

'Champ' initials from BL Harley 2255, f. 110

'Champ' initials from BL Harley 2255, f. 110

Champ' initials with foliate feathering and paraph with pen-flourishing in the Fifteen Oes of St Bridget. Image taken from f. 110 of Collection of 45 minor poems including 'The Legend of Saint Austin at Compton... More

Alkmund and Offa from BL YT 47, f. 10v

Alkmund and Offa from BL YT 47, f. 10v

Miniature of Alkmund with his wife Siware and Edmund meeting his cousin, Offa, king of East Anglia, in John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 10v of Lives of Saints Edmund and Fr... More

Historiated initial from BL Harley 2255, f. 1

Historiated initial from BL Harley 2255, f. 1

Historiated initial 'I' with the coat of arms of Bury St Edmunds (~azure~ three imperial crowns ~or~ two and one) and foliate feathering at the beginning of the first poem. Image taken from f. 1 of Collection o... More

Lydgate from BL Arundel 119, f. 1

Lydgate from BL Arundel 119, f. 1

Detail of a historiated initial 'W'(han) with Lydgate as a black monk riding a horse, presumeably Lydgate, at the beginning of the prologue of Lydgate's Siege of Thebes. Image taken from f. 1 of The Siege of Th... More

Thief from BL Harley 2278, f. 109

Thief from BL Harley 2278, f. 109

Detail of a miniature of a thief stealing a jewel. Image taken from f. 109 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in En... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 85

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 85

Miniature of an angel appearing to Fremund. Image taken from f. 85 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English an... More

Messenger from BL Harley 2278, f. 58

Messenger from BL Harley 2278, f. 58

Detail of a miniature of a messenger and Hyngwar, with tents in the background. Image taken from f. 58 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prolog... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 32

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 32

Detail of Edmund at his court. Image taken from f. 32 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin. The... More

Edmund of Hyngwar from BL Harley 2278, f. 58v

Edmund of Hyngwar from BL Harley 2278, f. 58v

Detail of a miniature of Edmund and Hyngwar, a prince of the Danes. Image taken from f. 58v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-... More

Edmund travelling from BL Harley 2278, f. 30

Edmund travelling from BL Harley 2278, f. 30

Detail of a miniature of Edmund travelling to Bury St. Edmunds. Image taken from f. 30 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). W... More

Decorated Initial from BL Harley 2278, f. 69v

Decorated Initial from BL Harley 2278, f. 69v

Decorated initial 'I'(ncipit) in pink with green foliate motif at the beginning of the Life of Fremund. Image taken from f. 69v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry... More

Added marginal annotation from BL Harley 2251, f. 63

Added marginal annotation from BL Harley 2251, f. 63

Detail of added marginal annotation (in the hand of Humfrey Wanley?). Image taken from f. 63 of Poems, imperfect. Written in English. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a collection of medieval manuscripts h... More

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 26

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 26

Image taken from f. 26 of Troy book, imperfect (translated from the Latin of Guido de Columna). Written in English. The Arundel Manuscript Collection was amassed by the Howard family, particularly Thomas Howar... More

Excised initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 117

Excised initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 117

Detail of an excised initial with a partial foliate border, at the beginning of book 5. Image taken from f. 117 of Siege of Troy (the Troy Book). Written in English. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also kn... More

Edmund's parents from BL Harley 2278, f. 11v

Edmund's parents from BL Harley 2278, f. 11v

Detail of a miniature of King Alkmund greeting Queen Siware. Image taken from f. 11v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Wri... More

Shrine of Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 100v

Shrine of Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 100v

Detail of a miniature of Osgoth the Dane at Edmund's tomb. Image taken from f. 100v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Writ... More

Miniatures from BL Harley 2278, f. 93v

Miniatures from BL Harley 2278, f. 93v

Miniatures of the three virgins with Fremund's body (top) and the three virgins next to a tree (bottom). Image taken from f. 93v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henr... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 82v

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 82v

Miniature of messengers sent for Fremund. Image taken from f. 82v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and... More

Bern from BL Harley 2278, f. 46

Bern from BL Harley 2278, f. 46

Detail of a miniature of Bern being cast adrift. Image taken from f. 46 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in Engli... More

Offa from BL Harley 2278, f. 21

Offa from BL Harley 2278, f. 21

Detail of a miniature of Offa on his deathbed. Image taken from f. 21 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Arms of Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 105v

Arms of Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 105v

Shield in the lower margin with the standard of Edmund: Eve and Adam (labeled 'Eva' and 'Adam' in the margin) with the serpent and the Tree of Knowledge, with a flag and a lamb holding a cross within its branch... More

Finding of Fremund from BL YT 47, f. 68

Finding of Fremund from BL YT 47, f. 68

Miniature of Offa's messenger and retinue finding Fremund and companions outside a chapel, with an illuminated initial 'B'(ut), from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 68 of ... More

Tree of Jesse from BL Harley 3862, f. 2

Tree of Jesse from BL Harley 3862, f. 2

Miniature of the Tree of Jesse with the Virgin and Child and gold crowns on a pink background; initial 'A' (floure) with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 2 of Life of Our Lady. Written in English. The "BL ... More

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2251, f. 36v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2251, f. 36v

Decorated initial 'A'(s) with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 36v of Poems, imperfect. Written in English. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a collection of medieval manuscripts held in the British Lib... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 88v

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 88v

Miniature of Osway repenting after killing Fremund. Image taken from f. 88v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in E... More

Alkmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 13

Alkmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 13

Detail of a miniature of Alkmund's return. Image taken from f. 13 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 84v

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 84v

Miniature of Fremund praying. Image taken from f. 84v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin. The... More

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 88

Detail from BL Harley 2278, f. 88

Miniature of Oswy beheading Fremund. Image taken from f. 88 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English and Latin... More

Edmund's body from BL Harley 2278, f. 115

Edmund's body from BL Harley 2278, f. 115

Detail of a miniature of Edmund's body being transported. Image taken from f. 115 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Writte... More

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 55v

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 55v

Detail of a miniature of Edmund and a bishop. Image taken from f. 55v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Bishop Kunbertus from BL Harley 2278, f. 29v

Bishop Kunbertus from BL Harley 2278, f. 29v

Detail of a miniature of Bishop Kunbertus showing a crowd Offa's ring. Image taken from f. 29v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. ... More

Presentation of the text from BL Harley 2278, f. 6

Presentation of the text from BL Harley 2278, f. 6

Miniature of the presentation of the text to the king, or alternatively, the admission of the king and leading courtiers into the confraternity of St Edmund, an event described in the poem, and illuminated ini... More

Illuminated border and initials from BL Arundel 99, f. 143v

Illuminated border and initials from BL Arundel 99, f. 143v

Illuminated border with flowers and a peacock and illuminated initials 'W'(han) and 'S', at the beginning of book 5 of John Lydgate's Troy book. Image taken from f. 143v of Troy book, imperfect (translated from... More

Excised miniature from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 3v

Excised miniature from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 3v

Excised miniature with a foliate border. Image taken from f. 3v of Siege of Troy (the Troy Book). Written in English. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consists of over 2,... More

Lothbrocus from BL YT 47, f. 32

Lothbrocus from BL YT 47, f. 32

Detail of a miniature of Lothbrocus kneeling before King Edmund, with standing nobles behind, and a dog in the foreground, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 32 of Lives... More

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 143v

Image from BL Arundel 99, f. 143v

Image taken from f. 143v of Troy book, imperfect (translated from the Latin of Guido de Columna). Written in English. The Arundel Manuscript Collection was amassed by the Howard family, particularly Thomas How... More

Excised initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 117

Excised initial from BL Royal 18 D VI, f. 117

Excised initial with a partial foliate border, at the beginning of book 5. Image taken from f. 117 of Siege of Troy (the Troy Book). Written in English. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Ro... More

Edmund asking advice from BL Harley 2278, f. 54

Edmund asking advice from BL Harley 2278, f. 54

Detail of a miniature of Edmund asking the advice of a bishop. Image taken from f. 54 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Wr... More

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 56v

Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 56v

Detail of a miniature of Edmund sitting in a canopy and a messenger. Image taken from f. 56v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v... More

Tomb of Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 68v

Tomb of Edmund from BL Harley 2278, f. 68v

Detail of a miniature of Edmund and his tomb. Image taken from f. 68v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2278, f. 70

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2278, f. 70

Illuminated initial 'W'(ho kan remebre) with foliate spray. Image taken from f. 70 of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Writt... More

Offa's funeral from BL Harley 2278, f. 22v

Offa's funeral from BL Harley 2278, f. 22v

Detail of a miniature of King Offa's funeral. Image taken from f. 22v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written in English... More

Hyngwar from BL Harley 2278, f. 47v

Hyngwar from BL Harley 2278, f. 47v

Detail of a miniature of Hyngwar, Ubba and their navy. Image taken from f. 47v of Metrical lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in the presentation copy for Henry VI, including the prologue (ff. 1v-5). Written i... More

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