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Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 17

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 17

Detail of an illuminated initial 'T'(ractatus) at the beginning of Johannes de Sacro Bosco's Tractatus de sphaera. Image taken from f. 17 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 6

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 6

Detail of an illuminated initial 'A'(d) at the beginning of a calendarial treatise attributed to Robert Grosseteste 'Lincolniensis'. Image taken from f. 6 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Wri... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 6

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 6

Illuminated initial 'A'(d) at the beginning of a calendarial treatise attributed to Robert Grosseteste 'Lincolniensis'. Image taken from f. 6 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Unfinished illuminated initial 'N'(octiam) with a drawing of a seated man (possibly Bede) writing at the desk holding a quill and a knife. Image taken from f. 2v of Historia ecclesiastica (ff. 1-99), De muliere... more

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 1

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 1

Illuminated initial 'R' with the arms of Henry Despenser, bishop of Norwich, and a partial border, and in the upper margin, the signature of 'William Howarde 1579'. Image taken from f. 1 of Historia ecclesiasti... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 66v

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 66v

Illuminated initial 'D'(icto) in Robertus Anglicus' Tractatus quadrantis veteris. Image taken from f. 66v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 17

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 17

Illuminated initial 'T'(ractatus) at the beginning of Johannes de Sacro Bosco's Tractatus de sphaera. Diagram of the heavenly spheres. Image taken from f. 17 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. ... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 64

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 64

Detail of an illuminated initial 'G'(eometrie), at the beginning of Robertus Anglicus' Tractatus quadrantis veteris. Image taken from f. 64 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Luke from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 43

Luke from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 43

Incipit page with a miniature of an ox, the symbol of Luke, with God the Father above, and an illuminated initial 'Q'(uoniam), at the beginning of Luke. Image taken from f. 43 of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal ... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 63v

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 63v

Detail of a illuminated initial 'D'(ix[it] insipiens in corde suo) at Psalm 52. Image taken from f. 63v of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209-... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 181

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 181

Detail of illuminated initial 'B'(enedictus), with foliate motifs, at Psalm 143. Image taken from f. 181 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 71

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 71

Illuminated initial 'D'(eus reppulisti nos) at Psalm 59. Image taken from f. 71 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209-211) followed by prayers... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 125

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 125

Detail of illuminated initial 'D'([omi]ne exaudi orationem meam), with beakhead, foliate, and knotwork motifs, at Psalm 101. Image taken from f. 125 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in ... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 64v

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 64v

Detail of illuminated initial 'D'(eus in nomine tuo saluum me fac) at Psalm 53. Image taken from f. 64v of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209-... more

Text page from BL Harley 2904, f. 1v

Text page from BL Harley 2904, f. 1v

Text page with plain initials in gold 'C'(anticum Psalmorum). Image taken from f. 1v of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209-211) followed by pr... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 164

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 164

Illuminated initial 'A'(d dominum cum tribularer), with foliate motifs, at Psalm 119. Image taken from f. 164 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 144

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 144

Illuminated initial 'D'(ixit dominus domino meo), with foliate and knotwork motifs, at Psalm 109. Image taken from f. 144 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with ... more

Beatus initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 4

Beatus initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 4

Illuminated initial 'B'(eatus vir qui non abiit) with a beast's head, and knotwork and foliate motifs, at the beginning of Psalm 1. Image taken from f. 4 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald')... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 144

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 144

Detail of an illuminated initial 'D'(ixit dominus domino meo), with foliate and knotwork motifs, at Psalm 109. Image taken from f. 144 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican v... more

Decorated initial and border from BL Eg 2904, f. 47

Decorated initial and border from BL Eg 2904, f. 47

Decorated initial and border. Image taken from f. 47 of Prayer book. Written in Dutch.

Litany from BL Harley 2904, f. 209

Litany from BL Harley 2904, f. 209

Litany with the names of Mary and Michael in gold letters. Image taken from f. 209 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209-211) followed by pray... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 203v

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 203v

Detail of an illuminated initial 'B'(enedicite). Image taken from f. 203v of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209-211) followed by prayers (ff. ... more

Virgin Mary from BL Harley 2904, f. 3v

Virgin Mary from BL Harley 2904, f. 3v

Detail of tinted drawing with the Virgin Mary standing at the base of the cross. Image taken from f. 3v of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209-... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 164

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 164

Detail of illuminated initial 'A'(d dominum cum tribularer), with foliate motifs, at Psalm 119. Image taken from f. 164 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a ... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 151v

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 151v

Detail of illuminated initial 'B' (eati inmaculati) at Psalm 118. Image taken from f. 151v of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209-211) followed... more

Litany from BL Harley 2904, f. 210v

Litany from BL Harley 2904, f. 210v

Litany with the name of Benedict in gold letters followed by the number III, indicating that he is to be invoked three times. Image taken from f. 210v of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), i... more

Page of Calligraphy

Page of Calligraphy

Made in Egypt

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 181

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 181

Detail of illuminated initial 'B'(enedictus), with foliate motifs, at Psalm 143. Image taken from f. 181 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209... more

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Harley 5598, f. 56

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Harley 5598, f. 56

Headpiece with geometric and foliate decoration and inscribed with title in display capitals, and illuminated initial. Image taken from f. 56 of Gospel lectionary with Menologion and Gospels for special service... more

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Harley 5598, f. 142

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Harley 5598, f. 142

Headpiece with geometric and foliate decoration and inscribed with title in display capitals, and illuminated initial 'T'. Image taken from f. 142 of Gospel lectionary with Menologion and Gospels for special se... more

Illuminated initial from BL Eg 1139, f. 46v

Illuminated initial from BL Eg 1139, f. 46v

Illuminated initial 'D'(ominus) with a dragon. Image taken from f. 46v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Three poems from the “Later Collection of Japanese Poems” (Gosen wakashū), known as the “Karasumaru Fragment” (Karasumaru-gire)

Three poems from the “Later Collection of Japanese Poems” (Gosen wakas...

Traditionally attributed to Fujiwara no Sadayori (Japanese, 995–1045) Heian period (794–1185)

Jerome from BL Harley 2803, f. 1

Jerome from BL Harley 2803, f. 1

Miniature of Jerome writing at a desk with a small monk below, and the illuminated initial 'F'(rater) with foliate interlace and bands, at the beginning of Jerome's letter to Ambrose. Image taken from f. 1 of B... more

Three Poems from the “Later Collection of Japanese Poems” (Gosen wakashū), or “Shirakawa Fragment” (Shirakawa-gire)

Three Poems from the “Later Collection of Japanese Poems” (Gosen wakas...

Traditionally attributed to Monk Saigyō (Japanese, 1118–1190) Heian period (794–1185)

Letter to the Nun Jōjūbō

Letter to the Nun Jōjūbō

Myōe Kōben (Japanese, 1173–1232) Kamakura period (1185–1333)

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 301

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 301

Detail of an illuminated initial 'O'(r) with the arms of Castile and Leon. Image taken from f. 301 of Lancelot du Lac. Written in French.

Lancelot in the enchanted forest from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 237v

Lancelot in the enchanted forest from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 237v

Detail of a miniature of a castle and tents in the enchanted forest, with Lancelot making merry among the damsels and Lancelot seated in a chair between two women; with an illuminated initial 'O'(r) and a parti... more

Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 1

Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 1

Miniature of Arthur engaged in conversation with his barons, while Lancelot and Guinevere are whispering together, and on the right, the king and queen presiding over a banquet; with an illuminated initial 'M'(... more

Damsel of Hungerford with Arthur and Guinevere from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 102v

Damsel of Hungerford with Arthur and Guinevere from BL Royal 20 D IV, ...

Detail of a miniature of the Damsel of Hungerford with Arthur and Guinevere, with an illuminated initial overpainted with the arms of Bohun. Image taken from f. 102v of Lancelot du Lac.

Letter to Monk Sekibyō

Letter to Monk Sekibyō

Zekkai Chūshin (Japanese, 1336–1405) Muromachi period (1392–1573)

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 9

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 9

Illuminated initial ‘O’, with the arms of France, and a partial bar border. Image taken from f. 9 of Lancelot du Lac. Written in French.

Lancelot in the enchanted forest from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 237v

Lancelot in the enchanted forest from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 237v

Miniature of a castle and tents in the enchanted forest, with Lancelot making merry among the damsels and Lancelot seated in a chair between two women; with an illuminated initial 'O'(r) and a partial bar borde... more

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 14

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 14

Illuminated initial 'D'(e) on a text page. Image taken from f. 14 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 17v

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 17v

Detail of an illuminated initial 'P'(uerit). Image taken from f. 17v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 11v

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 11v

Detail of an illuminated initial 'D'(es). Image taken from f. 11v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Headpiece from BL Burn 22, f. 1

Headpiece from BL Burn 22, f. 1

Illuminated headpiece decorated with a foliate pattern on a gold ground, (the right hand portion replaced with a similar pattern in red) and illuminated initial 'E'(n) at the beginning of the Gospel of John, wi... more

Page of Calligraphy from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Page of Calligraphy from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to Iran, probably Isfahan

Battle from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 21v

Battle from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 21v

Miniature of the battle between Crete and Athens, with Theseus and the Cretan army assigned with the arms of Anjou, with a caption reading 'La bataille de chians de crete et de ceuls dathenes'; and an illuminat... more

Conrad from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 325

Conrad from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 325

Detail of a miniature of Conrad sailing away, and Louis VII taking leave, with an illuminated initial 'L'(i). Image taken from f. 325 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Dagobert from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 108

Dagobert from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 108

Miniature of Dagobert pardoning the Gascons, with an illuminated initial 'P'(ource que). Image taken from f. 108 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Envoys from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 104

Envoys from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 104

Miniature of envoys complaining to the king of Sclavonia abou the murder of merchants, with an illuminated initial 'O'(u). Image taken from f. 104 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Eberulph from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 69v

Eberulph from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 69v

Miniature of Elerulph in a sanctuary, beating a clerk, and being murdered, with an illuminated initial 'L'(i). Image taken from f. 69v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Murder of Chilperic from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 65

Murder of Chilperic from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 65

Miniature of the murder of Chilperic, with an illuminated initial 'M'(oult). Image taken from f. 65 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Gunbram and Sigebert from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 54

Gunbram and Sigebert from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 54

Miniature of the peace of Gunbram and Sigebert, with an illuminated initial 'C'. Image taken from f. 54 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Dagobert from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 105

Dagobert from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 105

Miniature of the gift of Dagobert to St Denis, with an illuminated initial 'E'(n). Image taken from f. 105 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Siege of Puisat from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 291

Siege of Puisat from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 291

Miniature of the siege of Puisat, with an illuminated initial 'Q'(uant). Image taken from f. 291 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Dagobert and Clothaire from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 97

Dagobert and Clothaire from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 97

Miniature of Dagobert being wounded in battle; Clothaire at the Weser removing his helmet; Clothaire carrying off Bertoald's head, with an illuminated initial 'L'(i). Image taken from f. 97 of Chroniques de Fra... more

Arthur from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 361v

Arthur from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 361v

Miniature of Arthur doing homage to Philip, with an illuminated initial 'Q'(uant). Image taken from f. 361v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Louis le Gros from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 300v

Louis le Gros from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 300v

Miniature of Louis le Gros riding to mee the Pope, and the funeral of Gelasius, with an illuminated initial 'E'(n). Image taken from f. 300v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Theoderic and Brunhilda from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 85v

Theoderic and Brunhilda from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 85v

Miniature of a quarrel between Theoderic and Brunhilda, and Theoderic being poisoned in his bath, with an illuminated initial 'A'(insi). Image taken from f. 85v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Conrad from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 325

Conrad from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 325

Miniature of Conrad sailing away, and Louis VII taking leave, with an illuminated initial 'L'(i). Image taken from f. 325 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Clothaire from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 90

Clothaire from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 90

Miniature of Clothaire holding a council, with an illuminated initial 'O'(u). Image taken from f. 90 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Thiebaud from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 394

Thiebaud from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 394

Miniature of Thiebaud, the Count of Champagne, marching against Louis IX, and being forgiven, with an illuminated initial 'A'(prez). Image taken from f. 394 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Execution of Brunhilda from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 87

Execution of Brunhilda from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 87

Miniature of Brunhilda being dragged by hands and hair behind a horse, at the beginning of chapter 20 of book 4, with an illuminated initial 'L'(i). Image taken from f. 87 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis... more

Council of Clichy from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 98v

Council of Clichy from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 98v

Miniature of the council of Clichy, and the death of Ermenharius, with an illuminated initial 'E'(n). Image taken from f. 98v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.