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Cuthbert welcomed by Boisil from BL YT 26, f. 16

Cuthbert welcomed by Boisil from BL YT 26, f. 16

Miniature of the young Cuthbert being welcomed and embraced by Boisil when arriving at Melrose Abbey, from Chapter 6 of Bede's prose Life of St Cuthbert. Image taken from f. 16 of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extrac... More

Decorated initial from BL Royal 13 C V, f. 2

Decorated initial from BL Royal 13 C V, f. 2

Decorated initial 'G'(lorisissimo), the ownership inscription of the Benedictine abbey of Saint Pater, Gloucester, and the Old Royal press-mark 'no. 965'. Image taken from f. 2 of Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis... More

Annals from BL Eg 3088, f. 133

Annals from BL Eg 3088, f. 133

Text page from Annals for the years 1041 to 1080, with a list of emperors and kings. Image taken from f. 133 of Treatises on the Compotus; Of Natural Things, chronicles of Robert Losinga, Bishop of Hereford, an... More

Nuns from BL Stowe 39, f. 8v

Nuns from BL Stowe 39, f. 8v

Miniatures of nuns in various activities, illustrating the treatise The Abbey of the Holy Ghost. Image taken from f. 8v of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert of Religion (ff. 10v); Debate... More

Text page from BL Add 61735, recto

Text page from BL Add 61735, recto

Text page Image taken from recto of Farming memoranda of Ely Abbey. Written in English.

Building from BL Stowe 39, f. 24v

Building from BL Stowe 39, f. 24v

Marginal drawing of a man building. Image taken from f. 24v of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert of Religion (ff. 10v); Debate for the Soul (f. 32r-32v). Written in English.

Head of a saint from BL Add 61735, verso

Head of a saint from BL Add 61735, verso

Drawing of a saint's (or Christ's) head, Latin pen-trials and neumes. Image taken from verso of Farming memoranda of Ely Abbey. Written in English.

Nuns from BL Stowe 39, f. 8v

Nuns from BL Stowe 39, f. 8v

Miniatures of nuns in various activities, illustrating the treatise The Abbey of the Holy Ghost. Image taken from f. 8v of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert of Religion (ff. 10v); Debate... More

Hunting horn, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Hunting horn, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

This horn once hung with a similar one (now lost) in the middle of the Mariakerk, Utrecht. Both were given to the Bishop of Utrecht in 1095 but came from the abbey of Saint Hubert (patron saint of hunters) in t... More

Tree from BL Stowe 39, f. 14

Tree from BL Stowe 39, f. 14

Drawing of a diagrammatic tree inscribed with the twelve degrees of meekness. Image taken from f. 14 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert of Religion (ff. 10v); Debate for the Soul (f. 3... More

Detail from BL Stowe 39, f. 9

Detail from BL Stowe 39, f. 9

Detail of figures, in the lower register of Mercy and Pity, offering bread and drink to a young man with crutches, and right, Confession with a priest. Image taken from f. 9 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. ... More

Tree from BL Stowe 39, f. 24

Tree from BL Stowe 39, f. 24

Drawing of a diagrammatic tree. Image taken from f. 24 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert of Religion (ff. 10v); Debate for the Soul (f. 32r-32v). Written in English.

Nuns from BL Stowe 39, ff. 8v-9

Nuns from BL Stowe 39, ff. 8v-9

Miniatures of nuns in various activities, illustrating the treatise The Abbey of the Holy Ghost. Image taken from ff. 8v-9 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert of Religion (ff. 10v); Deb... More

Living Cross from BL Stowe 39, f. 23v

Living Cross from BL Stowe 39, f. 23v

Text page with a marginal drawing of the Living Cross. Image taken from f. 23v of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert of Religion (ff. 10v); Debate for the Soul (f. 32r-32v). Written in English.

Detail from BL Stowe 39, f. 9

Detail from BL Stowe 39, f. 9

Detail of drawing of nuns, including the personification of Decorum with acolyte and nuns, as see, hear, speak, and think no evil. Image taken from f. 9 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Des... More

Nuns from BL Stowe 39, f. 9

Nuns from BL Stowe 39, f. 9

Miniature of nuns in various activities, personifying various traits described in the treatise The Abbey of the Holy Ghost. Image taken from f. 9 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert of ... More

Debate for the Soul from BL Stowe 39, f. 32v

Debate for the Soul from BL Stowe 39, f. 32v

Miniature of the Debate for the Soul, with a naked man being held by the hair by a devil with a hook, and speared by death, with an angel on the right, Christ with raised hands, and a kneeling Mary interceding ... More

Detail from BL Stowe 39, f. 8v

Detail from BL Stowe 39, f. 8v

Detail of a miniature of nuns in various activities, illustrating the treatise The Abbey of the Holy Ghost. Image taken from f. 8v of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert of Religion (ff. 1... More

Preacher from BL Stowe 39, ff. 10v-11

Preacher from BL Stowe 39, ff. 10v-11

Miniature of a preacher, and of a man holding a rosary with lions. Image taken from ff. 10v-11 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert of Religion (ff. 10v); Debate for the Soul (f. 32r-32v... More

Detail from BL Stowe 39, f. 8v

Detail from BL Stowe 39, f. 8v

Detail of a miniature of nuns in various activities, illustrating the treatise The Abbey of the Holy Ghost. Image taken from f. 8v of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert of Religion (ff. 1... More

Rebuilding of the Abbey of Fecamp from BL YT 33, f. 74

Rebuilding of the Abbey of Fecamp from BL YT 33, f. 74

Miniature of Duke Richard the Fearless supervising the rebuilding of the church of the Abbey of Fecamp, while in the background, a man destroys the old church. Image taken from f. 74 of Grande Chronique de Norm... More

Double Column Base, Burgundy, France

Double Column Base, Burgundy, France

Made in From the Cistercian abbey at Bonnefont-en-Commin, France

Pilgrim from BL Harley 4826, f. 1*

Pilgrim from BL Harley 4826, f. 1*

Detail of an inserted miniature of a kneeling pilgrim, accompanied by a monk, presenting a book to a standing knight in armour. A later inscription on the facing folio identifies the monk as John Lydgate, and ... More

Battle of Hastings from BL YT 33, f. 167

Battle of Hastings from BL YT 33, f. 167

Detail of a miniature of the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings, including relatives seeking their dead, four monks carrying Harold's body to Waltham Abbey, and victorious Normans issuing from their pavilions,... More

Dialogue with Death from BL Stowe 39, f. 32

Dialogue with Death from BL Stowe 39, f. 32

Miniature of a pope, a king, and a knight, being threatened by a skeleton with a spear illustrating the Dialogue with Death. Image taken from f. 32 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert o... More

Mary and Child from BL Stowe 39, f. 10

Mary and Child from BL Stowe 39, f. 10

Miniature of a standing Mary holding the Christ Child, who holds a gird on a string, with a kneeling woman and heraldic device. Image taken from f. 10 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Deser... More

Text page from BL Eg 2802, f. 56

Text page from BL Eg 2802, f. 56

Text page in the section listing the possessions of the abbey. Image taken from f. 56 of Cartulary of the abbey of the Holy Cross at Quimperle in Brittany (see Notes for contents). Written in Latin.

Armorials from BL Harley 337, f. 18

Armorials from BL Harley 337, f. 18

Armorials of English knights. Image taken from f. 18 of Miscellany, including a cartulary from Benedictine abbey of St. Augustine, Canterbury (imperfect). Written in Latin and French.

Historiated initial from BL Harley 3661, f. 36

Historiated initial from BL Harley 3661, f. 36

Historiated initial 'C'(ombien) with the coat of arms of Anne de Montmorency, abbess of the Abbey of the Sainte Trinité in Caen. Image taken from f. 36 of Account of the election of Agnès de Thieuville as abbes... More

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 3759, f. 5v

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 3759, f. 5v

Puzzle initial 'P'(uer) at the beginning of the music for Christmas day. Image taken from f. 5v of Gradual of Crowland abbey, imperfect ('The Crowland Gradual'). Written in Latin.

Dialogue with Death from BL Stowe 39, ff. 31v-32

Dialogue with Death from BL Stowe 39, ff. 31v-32

Illuminated initial 'O' and miniature illustrating the Dialogue with Death, with a pope, a king, a knight, and death personified as a skeleton with a spear. Image taken from ff. 31v-32 of The Abbey of the Holy ... More

Decorated initials from BL Stowe 937, ff. 92v-93

Decorated initials from BL Stowe 937, ff. 92v-93

Decorated initials in the cartulary of the Cistercian abbey of Pipewell, Northamptonshire. Image taken from ff. 92v-93 of Cartulary of Pipewell Abbey, Northamptonshire. Written in Latin.

Text page from BL Eg 2802, f. 53v

Text page from BL Eg 2802, f. 53v

Text page. Image taken from f. 53v of Cartulary of the abbey of the Holy Cross at Quimperle in Brittany (see Notes for contents). Written in Latin.

Initials from BL Eg 2802, f. 55v

Initials from BL Eg 2802, f. 55v

Decorated initials 'I'(gitur) and 'P'(rimum) at the beginning of the listing of the possessions of the abbey. Image taken from f. 55v of Cartulary of the abbey of the Holy Cross at Quimperle in Brittany (see No... More

Long cross penny and ams from BL Royal 14 C VII, f. 142

Long cross penny and ams from BL Royal 14 C VII, f. 142

Drawing of a long cross penny referring to the coinage reform of 1247, a marginal drawing of the vase of the holy blood referring to its presentation to the abbey of Westminster by Henry III, and a drawing of t... More

Initial from BL Eg 2802, f. 86v

Initial from BL Eg 2802, f. 86v

Coloured initial and addition to a charter. Image taken from f. 86v of Cartulary of the abbey of the Holy Cross at Quimperle in Brittany (see Notes for contents). Written in Latin.

Armorials from BL Harley 337, f. 26v

Armorials from BL Harley 337, f. 26v

Armorials of English knights. Image taken from f. 26v of Miscellany, including a cartulary from Benedictine abbey of St. Augustine, Canterbury (imperfect). Written in Latin and French.

Text page from BL Eg 3034, f. 95v

Text page from BL Eg 3034, f. 95v

Text page in the register for Northload [in Glastonbury]. Image taken from f. 95v of Terrier of the Somersetshire estates of Glastonbury Abbey, with additional material relating to the abbey. Written in Latin.

Text page from BL Eg 2802, f. 54v

Text page from BL Eg 2802, f. 54v

Text page. Image taken from f. 54v of Cartulary of the abbey of the Holy Cross at Quimperle in Brittany (see Notes for contents). Written in Latin.

Abbey of Westminster and Council of Lyons from BL Royal 14 C VII, f. 138v

Abbey of Westminster and Council of Lyons from BL Royal 14 C VII, f. 1...

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of the Abbey of Westminster and the Council of Lyons. Image taken from f. 138v of Historia Anglorum, Chronica majora, Part III; Continuation of Chronica maiora. Written in Latin.

Ownership inscription from BL Burn 40, f. 90v

Ownership inscription from BL Burn 40, f. 90v

Ownership inscription of the benedictine abbey of Camaldoli, near Poppi in Arezzo province: ‘Iste e(st) fr(atru)m s(an)c(t)i B(e)n(e)d(ict)i ordi(ni)s [last word erased:] Camaldule(n)sis’. Image taken from f. 9... More

Cross and ownership inscription from BL Harley 2767, f. 145v

Cross and ownership inscription from BL Harley 2767, f. 145v

Cross and the ownership inscription of Goderamnus, 'prepositus' of the abbey of St. Pantaleon, Cologne. Image taken from f. 145v of On Architecture (De architectura). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1708, f. 16

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1708, f. 16

Puzzle initial 'H'(enricus) with pen-flourishing extending into the margins including birds at the beginning of the foundation charter. Image taken from f. 16 of Cartulary of Reading abbey, imperfect. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 442, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 442, f. 2

Puzzle initial and flourished initials, at the beginning of the Cartulary. Image taken from f. 2 of Cartulary of the collegiate church of Edington in Wiltshire, containing charters relating to Romsey abbey in H... More

Coloured initials from BL Eg 2733, f. 132

Coloured initials from BL Eg 2733, f. 132

Coloured initials. Image taken from f. 132 of Cartulary of Peterborough abbey, with table of contents, 60 royal and papal charters, and miscellaneous additions. Written in Latin.

Marginal drawings from BL Harley 3891, f. 124

Marginal drawings from BL Harley 3891, f. 124

Marginal drawings of a hand, a crowned head, a stag's head and a man. Image taken from f. 124 of Cartulary of Holm Cultram abbey. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 435, f. 9

Detail from BL Lansdowne 435, f. 9

Image taken from f. 9 of Register of Chertsey abbey. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3776, f. 31

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3776, f. 31

Decorated initial 'D'(e) with pen-flourishing including an oak leaf, at the beginning of a list of the relics given to Waltham abbey by Harold and others. Image taken from f. 31 of Various religious and histori... More

Benefactors of Crowland Abbey from BL Harley Roll Y.6, Roundel 18

Benefactors of Crowland Abbey from BL Harley Roll Y.6, Roundel 18

Roundel of benefactors at Guthlac's shrine making donations to Crowland Abbey, and a demoniac being healed. Image taken from Roundel 18 of Life of Guthlac (the 'Guthlac Roll') (index Vita Sancti Guthlaci). Writ... More

Guthlac is tonsured from BL Harley Roll Y.6, Roundel 2

Guthlac is tonsured from BL Harley Roll Y.6, Roundel 2

Roundel of Guthlac receiving the tonsure at Repton Abbey. Image taken from Roundel 2 of Life of Guthlac (the 'Guthlac Roll') (index Vita Sancti Guthlaci). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Davis 80, f. 1

Decorated initial from BL Davis 80, f. 1

Decorated initial 'E'(zechiel), and the ownership inscription of Fountains abbey Image taken from f. 1 of Glossed Ezekiel, with the prologue of Jerome. Written in Latin.

Henry III from BL Royal 20 A II, f. 9

Henry III from BL Royal 20 A II, f. 9

Miniature of Henry III enthroned, flanked by Westminster Abbey and church bells; below, a genealogical table of his descendants. Image taken from f. 9 of Drawings with various inscriptions, distichs and poems (... More

Detail from BL Lansdowne 435, f. 124

Detail from BL Lansdowne 435, f. 124

Image taken from f. 124 of Register of Chertsey abbey. Written in Latin.

Illuminated initial from BL Arundel 231, vol. 1, f. 13

Illuminated initial from BL Arundel 231, vol. 1, f. 13

Initial 'C'(um) on a gold ground, with a hybrid creature in the bowl of the letter and the ownership inscription of Fountains abbey in the upper margin. Image taken from vol. 1, f. 13 of Homilies for Sundays, w... More

Armorials from BL Harley 337, f. 17v

Armorials from BL Harley 337, f. 17v

Armorials of English knights. Image taken from f. 17v of Miscellany, including a cartulary from Benedictine abbey of St. Augustine, Canterbury (imperfect). Written in Latin and French.

Text page from BL Eg 2802, f. 54

Text page from BL Eg 2802, f. 54

Text page. Image taken from f. 54 of Cartulary of the abbey of the Holy Cross at Quimperle in Brittany (see Notes for contents). Written in Latin.

Armorials from BL Harley 337, f. 13

Armorials from BL Harley 337, f. 13

Details of armorials of English knights. Image taken from f. 13 of Miscellany, including a cartulary from Benedictine abbey of St. Augustine, Canterbury (imperfect). Written in Latin and French.

Historiated initial from BL Harley 3661, f. 2

Historiated initial from BL Harley 3661, f. 2

Historiated initial 'C'(u nom) with the coat of arms of Agnès de Thieuville, abbess of the Abbey of the Sainte Trinité in Caen, and a full border with acanthus, flowers, a bird and hybrid creatures (the letter ... More

Text page from BL Eg 3034, f. 95

Text page from BL Eg 3034, f. 95

Text page in the register for Northload [in Glastonbury]. Image taken from f. 95 of Terrier of the Somersetshire estates of Glastonbury Abbey, with additional material relating to the abbey. Written in Latin.

Display script in capitals from BL Burn 340, f. 1

Display script in capitals from BL Burn 340, f. 1

Display script in three-colour capitals giving the title of the text as Tractatus Origenis de Balaham et Balac, with the twelfth-century ownership inscription of the abbey of Corbie above. Image taken from f. 1... More

Armorials from BL Harley 337, f. 12v

Armorials from BL Harley 337, f. 12v

Details of armorials of English knights. Image taken from f. 12v of Miscellany, including a cartulary from Benedictine abbey of St. Augustine, Canterbury (imperfect). Written in Latin and French.

Armorials from BL Harley 337, f. 27

Armorials from BL Harley 337, f. 27

Armorials of English knights. Image taken from f. 27 of Miscellany, including a cartulary from Benedictine abbey of St. Augustine, Canterbury (imperfect). Written in Latin and French.

Virgin and Child from BL Lansdowne 417, f. 4

Virgin and Child from BL Lansdowne 417, f. 4

Drawing of a Virgin and Child as space-filler in the table of contents of the Cartulary of the Abbey of Malmesbury in Wiltshire. Image taken from f. 4 of Cartulary of the abbey of Malmesbury in Wiltshire. Writt... More

Illuminated initial from BL Stowe 39, f. 4

Illuminated initial from BL Stowe 39, f. 4

Illuminated initial and border. Image taken from f. 4 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Desert of Religion (ff. 10v); Debate for the Soul (f. 32r-32v). Written in English.

Abbey of Westminster and Council of Lyons from BL Royal 14 C VII, f. 138v

Abbey of Westminster and Council of Lyons from BL Royal 14 C VII, f. 1...

Bas-de-page scene of the Abbey of Westminster and the Council of Lyons. Image taken from f. 138v of Historia Anglorum, Chronica majora, Part III; Continuation of Chronica maiora. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 417, f. 4

Detail from BL Lansdowne 417, f. 4

Image taken from f. 4 of Cartulary of the abbey of Malmesbury in Wiltshire. Written in Latin.

Initial from BL Eg 2802, f. 86

Initial from BL Eg 2802, f. 86

Decorated initial 'O'(mnibus) at the beginning of a charter. Image taken from f. 86 of Cartulary of the abbey of the Holy Cross at Quimperle in Brittany (see Notes for contents). Written in Latin.

Lion and bear from BL Stowe 39, ff. 22v-23

Lion and bear from BL Stowe 39, ff. 22v-23

Illuminated initial 'I'(n) and miniature of a a lion and a bear before a tree, and a diagrammatic tree illustrating the Desert of Religion. Image taken from ff. 22v-23 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10);... More

Text page from BL Eg 2802, f. 55

Text page from BL Eg 2802, f. 55

Text page. Image taken from f. 55 of Cartulary of the abbey of the Holy Cross at Quimperle in Brittany (see Notes for contents). Written in Latin.

Ownership inscription from BL Royal 13 D II, f. 173v

Ownership inscription from BL Royal 13 D II, f. 173v

Detail of a text page with the ownership inscription of the Cistercian abbey of St Mary, Margam, Glamorganshire, reading 'Liber monacho[rum] s[an]c[t]e / marie de margan.' Image taken from f. 173v of Gesta regu... More

Decorated initial from BL Harley 229, f. 5v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 229, f. 5v

Decorated initial with faces. Image taken from f. 5v of Chronicle of Evesham abbey (index Chronicon Abbatiae Eveshamensis). Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Eg 2796, f. 43

Decorated initials from BL Eg 2796, f. 43

Decorated 'KL' letters at the beginning of the marytrology for November. Image taken from f. 43 of Martyrology of the abbey of St Bavo, Ghent, imperfect, and portions of services (f. 1); lunar tables (f. 52). W... More

Decorated initial from BL Eg 2823, f. 70

Decorated initial from BL Eg 2823, f. 70

Decorated and coloured initials. Image taken from f. 70 of Cartulary of the Cistercian abbey of Byland, imperfect. Written in Latin.

Bernard taking possession of the Abbey of Clairvaux from BL YT 32, f. 9v

Bernard taking possession of the Abbey of Clairvaux from BL YT 32, f. ...

Miniature of Bernard with the monks of Citeaux taking possession of the Abbey of Clairvaux, decorated initial 'S'(aint), and scatter border of flowers, bird, and butterfly, in the Chroniques abrégées des Ancien... More

Text page from BL Eg 3034, f. 94

Text page from BL Eg 3034, f. 94

Text page in the register for Northload [in Glastonbury]. Image taken from f. 94 of Terrier of the Somersetshire estates of Glastonbury Abbey, with additional material relating to the abbey. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Eg 2802, f. 53

Decorated initial from BL Eg 2802, f. 53

Decorated initial 'A'(lanus) at the beginning of the cartulary. Image taken from f. 53 of Cartulary of the abbey of the Holy Cross at Quimperle in Brittany (see Notes for contents). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial. from BL Eg 3245, f. 156v

Puzzle initial. from BL Eg 3245, f. 156v

Puzzle initial 'M'. Image taken from f. 156v of Stimulus Conscientiae (Prick of Conscience); The Abbey of the Holy Ghost, and other devotional texts. Written in English.

Decorated initial from BL Lansdowne 435, f. 124

Decorated initial from BL Lansdowne 435, f. 124

Decorated initial 'A'(nno) with foliate forms, in a cartulary of Chertsey abbey. Image taken from f. 124 of Register of Chertsey abbey. Written in Latin.

Abbot from BL Lansdowne 435, f. 9

Abbot from BL Lansdowne 435, f. 9

Historiated initial 'A'(nno) with an abbot holding a crosier, and full border with faces in diamond shapes, at the beginning of a cartulary of Chertsey abbey. Image taken from f. 9 of Register of Chertsey abbey... More

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3739, f. 28v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3739, f. 28v

Decorated initial with zoomorphic motifs. Image taken from f. 28v of Cartulary of Waltham Abbey, Essex. Written in Latin.

Coloured symbol from BL Harley 391, f. 33

Coloured symbol from BL Harley 391, f. 33

Coloured Chi-ro symbol for Christ. Image taken from f. 33 of Cartulary of Waltham Abbey, imperfect. Written in Latin.

Diagram from BL Harley 3667, f. 8

Diagram from BL Harley 3667, f. 8

Byrhtferth's diagram' relating to the computation of the date of Easter and other astrological and natural science topics. Image taken from f. 8 of Portion of the annals of Peterborough Abbey. Written in Latin.

Abbey of Vezelay from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 328v

Abbey of Vezelay from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 328v

Detail of a miniature of the Abbey of Vezelay being attacked by three archers with crossbows; a complaint being made to Louis VII. Image taken from f. 328v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Abbey of Vezelay from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 328v

Abbey of Vezelay from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 328v

Miniature of the Abbey of Vezelay being attacked by three archers with crossbows; a complaint being made to Louis le Jeune, with an illuminated initial 'A'(ussi). Image taken from f. 328v of Chroniques de Franc... More

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 153v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 153v

Miniature of Charlemagne welcoming Clement Scotus and another, and giving the Abbey of Tours to Alcuin of York. Image taken from f. 153v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Abbey of Vezelay from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 328v

Abbey of Vezelay from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 328v

Detail of a miniature of the Abbey of Vezelay being attacked by three archers with crossbows. Image taken from f. 328v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Convent seal of Rijnsburg Abbey

Convent seal of Rijnsburg Abbey

Rond conventszegel van de abdij van Rijnsburg. Boven het kruisteken in het randschrift een oblong uitsteeksel. Afgebeeld Maria ten halven lijve met het Christuskind op schoot. Maria is frontaal weergegeven. Gen... More

Reliquary in the form of a triptych

Reliquary in the form of a triptych

This miniature altar is one of the most beautiful examples of French goldsmiths’ work from the period around 1400. It may have come from the abbey of Chocques (Pas-de-Calais) and doubtless belonged to someone a... More

Detail from BL Lansdowne 416, f. 4

Detail from BL Lansdowne 416, f. 4

Image taken from f. 4 of Register book of the Infirmary of the abbey of St Edmund, Bury. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 416, f. 4

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 416, f. 4

Puzzle initial 'A' with pen-flourishing, at the beginning of the Register book of the Infirmary of the Abbey of St Edmundsbury called Ikworth. Image taken from f. 4 of Register book of the Infirmary of the abbe... 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

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

Bury St. Edmund'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

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

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 2504, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 2504, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'V'(alerii), and fifteenth-century ownership inscription and pressmark of the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria ad Martyres extra Muros, Trier. Image taken from f. 1 of Commentarius in Valerium Ma... More

Initial with pen-flourishing from BL Harley 3597, f. 1

Initial with pen-flourishing from BL Harley 3597, f. 1

Initial 'C'(um) with pen-flourishing and, in the lower margin, the ownership inscription of the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria ad Martyres extra Muros, Trier. Image taken from f. 1 of Vitae Sanctorum (index L... More

Ten weepers from the tomb of Isabella of Bourbon

Ten weepers from the tomb of Isabella of Bourbon

Isabella of Bourbon, wife of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy died in 1465. Their daughter Mary built a funeral monument for her in the abbey of Saint Michael in Antwerp. The tomb was surrounded by 24 figures... More

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