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Marriage of Thomas's parents from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 289v

Marriage of Thomas's parents from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 289v

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Bas-de-page scene of the mother of Thomas Becket, the Saracen Emir's daughter, being married to Gilbert Becket. Image taken from f. 289v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

In medieval illuminated manuscripts, bas-de-page scenes are unframed, sometimes whimsical images that appear below the written text and may or may not refer to it.

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1310 - 1320
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British Library
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