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Clemency of a conqueror from BL Royal 18 E IV, f. 19

Clemency of a conqueror from BL Royal 18 E IV, f. 19

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Miniature of a battlefield with a king and another man holding a crowned head kneeling in front of a conqueror, with a full border containing the royal arms of England on two banners held by angels, and on a shield surrounded by the Garter with a motto 'Honny soit qui mal y pense', and surmounted by a crowned helm with a mantling in Edward IV's colours of red and blue and a crest of a white lion, with two other shields bearing the same arms, differentiated by labels of three and five points for Edward's sons, and the Yorkist badge of the white ~rose-en-soleil~ with the motto 'Dieu est mon droit'; and a foliate initial 'C'(y commence), at the beginning of book 5 Image taken from f. 19 of Facta et dicta memorabilia. Written in French.

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Date

1479
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British Library
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