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Tudor Rose from BL Royal 11 E XI, f. 2

Detail of an allegorical miniature of a bush of the Tudor rose incorporating a Latin poem celebrating the House of Tudor, with a scroll reading 'Salve, radix varios producens germine ramos, / Quos inter ramus s... more

Arms of Roscarrock of Cornwall from BL Harley 2965, f. 37v

Text page with added stamp of Roscarrock of Cornwall arms. Image taken from f. 37v of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

Detail: Heraldic arms from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Heraldic arms as part of the full border, at the beginning of the Liber sextus decretalium. Image taken from f. 1 of Glossed Liber Sextus Decretalium. Written in Latin.

Detail: Heraldic arms from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Heraldic arms as part of the full border, at the beginning of the Liber sextus decretalium. Image taken from f. 1 of Glossed Liber Sextus Decretalium. Written in Latin.

Detail: Heraldic arms from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Heraldic arms as part of the full border, at the beginning of the Liber sextus decretalium. Image taken from f. 1 of Glossed Liber Sextus Decretalium. Written in Latin.

Miniature, historiated initial and full border from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Miniature and historiated initial 'B'(onifacius) with the portrait of Boniface VIII, and full border with three shields of arms, at the beginning of the Liber sextus decretalium. Image taken from f. 1 of Glosse... more

Grotesque from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 4

Detail of a painting of a winged grotesque holding a shield of arms. Image taken from f. 4 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Wounded swordsman from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 301

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a wounded swordsman lying in bed, fainting into the arms of an attendant. Image taken from f. 301 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). ... more

Annunciation to Zacharias from BL Royal 3 D VI, f. 234

Historiated initial 'F'(uit) of an angel and Zacharias censing the altar, with a full bar-border with foliate cornerpieces, marginal animals (including a squirrel, lion, rabbit, birds, dog, peacock and hybrids)... more

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.

Illuminated initials from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 60

Illuminated initials 'Q'(uant) and ‘O’(or), with the arms of England, and a partial bar border. Image taken from f. 60 of Lancelot du Lac. Written in French.

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

Dancing from BL Stowe 17, f. 38

Marginal painting of a friar with a musical instrument, and a woman dancing with upraised arms. Image taken from f. 38 of Book of Hours, Use of Maastricht ('The Maastricht Hours'). Written in Latin, with a cale... more

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

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.

Henry V receiving the book from BL Royal 20 B IV, f. 1

Miniature of Henry V enthroned and surrounded by his court, receiving the book from the translator, Jean Galopes, with a full border containing the royal arms of England, and a foliate initial 'A'(treshault), a... more

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.

Virgin Mary from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 286

Detail of an historiated initial 'D'(ominus) of the Virgin Mary standing with outstretched arms towards a cloud with the crucified Christ Image taken from f. 286 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written i... more

Widowed mother from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 229v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a widow, whose only child was being held captive, and finding prayers before an image of the Virgin of no avail, snatched the Christ-child from the Virgin Mary's arms to hold as... more

Apes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 108

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a mother ape being pursued by two hunters, one with a horn; according to legend, she will carry her favourite child in her arms and her less favourite on her back, but will like... more

Apes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 107v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a mother ape being pursued by a hunter, blowing a horn and carrying a spear; according to legend, she will carry her favourite child in her arms and her less favourite on her ba... more

Crucifixion from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 256v

Miniature of the Crucifixion, with a grieving Virgin Mary falling into the arms of a woman on the left, Longinus (without his spear) kneeling in the foreground, with two men throwing dice at the foot of the cru... more

Virgin Mary from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 286

Historiated initial 'D'(ominus) of the Virgin Mary standing with outstretched arms towards a cloud with the crucified Christ, with a bas-de-page scene of Andrew being crucified by two men on a diagonal cross. I... more

Grotesque from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 195

Bas-de-page scene of a stag-like grotesque with raised arms, with a decorated initial 'B'(enedixisti). Image taken from f. 195 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Apes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 108

Bas-de-page scene of a mother ape being pursued by two hunters, one with a horn; according to legend, she will carry her favourite child in her arms and her less favourite on her back, but will likely drop the ... more

Grotesque from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 195

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a stag-like grotesque with raised arms. Image taken from f. 195 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Crucifixion from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 256v

Detail of a miniature of the Crucifixion, with a grieving Virgin Mary falling into the arms of a woman on the left, Longinus (without his spear) kneeling in the foreground, with two men throwing dice at the foo... more

Widowed mother from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 229v

Bas-de-page scene of a widow, whose only child was being held captive, and finding prayers before an image of the Virgin of no avail, snatched the Christ-child from the Virgin Mary's arms to hold as a pledge. I... more

Apes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 107v

Bas-de-page scene of a mother ape being pursued by a hunter, blowing a horn and carrying a spear; according to legend, she will carry her favourite child in her arms and her less favourite on her back, but will... more

Carthage from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 304

Bas-de-page miniature of the Carthaginians surrendering their arms and forging new ones. Image taken from f. 304 of Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César, part 3 of the second redaction. Written in French.