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Troy from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 35

Bas-de-page miniature of the Greek army approaching Troy, with Hercules assigned with the arms of Anjou (the Capetian House of Anjou) quartered with the Provence. Image taken from f. 35 of Histoire ancienne jus... more

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

Battle from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 35v

Detail of a bas-de-page miniature of a battle between the armies led by Laomedon and Nestor, the latter assigned with the arms of Anjou-Hungary. Image taken from f. 35v of Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César, part ... more

Battle from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 35v

Detail of a bas-de-page miniature of a battle between the armies led by Laomedon and Nestor, the latter assigned with the arms of Anjou-Hungary. Image taken from f. 35v of Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César, part ... more

Coronation of Pharamond from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 3

Miniature of the coronation of Pharamond, a legendary king of the Franks, with a pagan duke, wearing a circlet, to the left, and two Christian kings of France, to the right, identified by the fleur-de-lis on th... more

Agolant from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 168v

Detail of a miniature of Agolant and his Moors defending the castle of Agen, and Charlemagne wearing the royal arms of France combined with the arms of the Holy Roman Empire leading his knights, at the beginnin... more

Coronation of Pharamond from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 3

Detail of a miniature of the coronation of Pharamond, with a pagan ruler and two kings of France, with a full border containing a knight holding a shield with the arms of John II as duke of Normandy before his ... more

Historiated initial from BL Eg 3277, f. 145v

Historiated initial 'V'(irgine) at the Matins of the Office of the Dead: Noli me tangere, Christ showing his wounds to his disciples (John 20:20), the incredulity of Thomas, Christ and his disciples praying a... more

Anglia (England) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 107

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(nglia) of the king of England with a sword and a herald holding a sceptre, and a shield with the arms of England (France and England quarterly). Image taken from f. 107 of O... more

Hoshen mishpat from BL Add 27137, f. 14

Threefold miniature of a rabbinical court in the middle, a transaction involving money on the left, and an act of crime on the right. The miniature is flanked by the two initial words of the book, ~Rabban~ and ... more

Anglia (England) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 107

Historiated initial 'A', and an historiated initial 'A'(nglia) of the king of England with a sword and a herald holding a sceptre, and a shield with the arms of England (France and England quarterly). Image tak... more

Hoshen mishpat from BL Add 27137, f. 14

Detail of a page: threefold miniature of a rabbinical court in the middle, a transaction involving money on the left, and an act of crime on the right. The miniature is flanked by the two initial words of the b... more

Beatitudo (Heavenly bliss) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 182

Historiated initial 'B'(eatitudo) of two angels with arms lifted in blessing at the gate of Paradise. Image taken from f. 182 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Debate between a clerk and a knight from BL Royal 19 C IV, f. 6

Detail of a miniature of a dialogue between a clerk and a knight, with a full border and a shield bearing the royal arms of France flanked by a lion. Image taken from f. 6 of Le Songe du Vergier. Written in French.

Debate between a clerk and a knight from BL Royal 19 C IV, f. 6

Miniature of a dialogue between a clerk and a knight, and a foliate initial 'M'(anice) with a full border and a shield bearing the royal arms of France flanked by two lions. Image taken from f. 6 of Le Songe du... more

Charles V of France from BL Royal 19 C IV, f. 2

Miniature of Charles V of France receiving the book from the author, and a foliate initial 'A'(udite) with a full border and a shield bearing the royal arms of France flanked by two lions, at the beginning of b... more

Parisians removing arms from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 132

Detail of a miniature of Parisians removing arms from the Louvre. Image taken from f. 132 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis (from 1270 to 1380). Written in French.

Beaufort's arms from BL Royal 19 B XVII, f. 1v

Miniature of the Beaufort's arms with Beaufort's badge of a portcullis, and the red rose of Lancaster, with a motto 'Me sovent sovant' inscribed four times on scrolls in the margins. Image taken from f. 1v of L... more

Lion and rooster from BL Or 2396, f. 160

Detail of a page: busts of a lion and a rooster linked together, perhaps part of an unfinished coat of arms. Image taken from f. 160 of Miscellany of ethical texts. Written in Hebrew.

Rooster and lion from BL Or 2396, f. 160

Busts of a lion and a rooster linked together, perhaps part of an unfinished coat of arms. Image taken from f. 160 of Miscellany of ethical texts. Written in Hebrew.

Coat of arms from BL Add 26968, f. 294v

Detail of a marginal painting of a coat of arms of a shield party per fess, a demi-lion rampant. Image taken from f. 294v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Coat of arms from BL Add 26968, f. 259v

Coat of arms with three angular strips. Image taken from f. 259v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Coat of arms from BL Add 26968, f. 340v

Full-page miniature of a coat of arms of a shield party per fess, a demi-lion rampant. Image taken from f. 340v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Coat of arms from BL Add 26968, f. 230

Coat of arms of a shield party per fess, a demi-lion rampant. Image taken from f. 230 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Coat of arms from BL Add 26968, f. 230

Detail of a coat of arms of a shield party per fess, a demi-lion rampant. Image taken from f. 230 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Coat of arms from BL Add 26968, f. 336

Marginal painting of a coat of arms of a shield party per fess, a demi-lion rampant. Image taken from f. 336 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Coat of arms from BL Add 26968, f. 325

Marginal painting of a coat of arms with three angular strips. Image taken from f. 325 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Coat of arms from BL Add 26968, f. 294v

Marginal painting of a coat of arms of a shield party per fess, a demi-lion rampant. Image taken from f. 294v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Inhabited frame from BL Or 2736, f. 479v

Text in decorated frame and inhabited by birds and a squirrel, and with two medallions of a lion and a coat of arms (the same as on f. 2v). Image taken from f. 479v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite, with... more

Inhabited frame from BL Or 2736, f. 479v

Detail of the lower half of a frame inhabited by a squirrel, with two medallions of a lion and a coat of arms. Image taken from f. 479v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite, with the books of Psalms, Proverb... more

Coat of arms from BL Or 2736, f. 2v

Full page miniature of a coat of arms: a rampant lion rising from a crested helmet above a shield displaying the family emblem. Image taken from f. 2v of Prayer book (~siddur~), Italian rite, with the books of ... more

Coats of arms from BL Add 18684, f. 93v

Two coats of arms next to the catchword. The left one is a classic quartered shield, the right one is a classic with an eagle on dexter and bendy of five on sinister. Image taken from f. 93v of Collection of ha... more

Petrarch from BL Harley 3454, f. 1

Decorated border with floral motifs with the arms of the Calori of Modena, and a historiated initial 'P'(aucos) with a portrait of Petrarch seated in a garden, reading a book. Image taken from f. 1 of Opuscula ... more

Petrarch from BL Harley 3454, f. 29

Historiated initial of two conjoined fish in gold, silver, and colours, and a portrait of Petrarch standing, with a decorated border with floral motifs in gold and colours, with pen-flourishing, and arms. Image... more

Detail from BL Burn 161, f. 3

The added arms of the Maffei family of Volterra, late 15th century. Image taken from f. 3 of De inventione (index Rhetorica)(ff. 3-53v), Rhetorica ad Herennium (index De ratione dicendi ad Herennium)(ff. 53v-98... more

Front cover from BL Royal 17 A I, front cover

Front cover of brown leather with gold tooling, the arms of George II and the date, 1757. Image taken from front cover of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written ... more

White vine initial from BL Harley 2762, f. 5

White vine initial 'C'(um) at the beginning of Justinus' Epitome. Monogram 'IHS' in the upper margin and arms supported by two putti with inscription 'PH. BO.' (probably added, late 15th century). Image taken f... more

Pope Gregory and Peter the Deacon from BL Royal 15 D V, f. 218

Miniature of Pope Gregory in discourse with Peter the Deacon, with royal arms. Image taken from f. 218 of Les omelies Saint Grégoire pape (f. 1); La Fleur des Histoires (f. 218); Exemples Moraux (f. 259v). Writ... more

Pope Gregory and Peter the Deacon from BL Royal 15 D V, f. 218

Detail of miniature of Pope Gregory in discourse with Peter the Deacon, with royal arms. Image taken from f. 218 of Les omelies Saint Grégoire pape (f. 1); La Fleur des Histoires (f. 218); Exemples Moraux (f. 2... more

King Memnon from BL Harley 4431, f. 112

Detail of a miniature of King Memnon, a cousin of Hector, being called to arms, in 'L'Épître Othéa'. Image taken from f. 112 of Various works (also known as 'The Book of the Queen'), including 'Cent balades' (f... more

King Memnon from BL Harley 4431, f. 112

Miniature of King Memnon, a cousin of Hector, being called to arms, in 'L'Épître Othéa'. Image taken from f. 112 of Various works (also known as 'The Book of the Queen'), including 'Cent balades' (ff. 4-21), 'L... more

Historiated initial from BL Harley 2748, f. 3

Historiated initial 'E'(t si) with a man in profile, holding a book combined with a foliate bar border with ivy and acanthus at the beginning of the text. Unidentified arms with a griffin. 15th-century notarial... more

Historiated initial from BL Harley 7183, Vol. 1, f. 1

Historiated initial 'P'(ropitia) with interlace, foliage and a human head, and enclosing Ambrose, seated, followed by display letters in red and black, at the beginning of the text. In the lower margin, added i... more

Arms from BL Eg 1070, f. 4v

The arms of René d'Anjou, King of Naples. Image taken from f. 4v of Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of René d'Anjou').

Arms from BL Eg 1070, f. 4v

The arms of René d'Anjou, King of Naples Image taken from f. 4v of Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of René d'Anjou').

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3659, f. 1

Illuminated initial 'R'(everendo) and an effaced coat of arms. Image taken from f. 1 of Tractatus de venenis, Problemata de venenis. Written in Latin.

Detail: Border from BL Arundel 103, f. 4

Part of the border with the arms of the Rotenhan family of Bamberg, at the beginning of the prologue. Image taken from f. 4 of Vita Christi (chapters 1-60). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial and three-sided border from BL Arundel 103, f. 4

Puzzle initial 'F'(undamentum) and three-sided border with an Agnus dei and heraldic arms, at the beginning of the prologue. Image taken from f. 4 of Vita Christi (chapters 1-60). Written in Latin.

White vine initial from BL Harley 3551, f. 2

White vine initial in colours and gold with the partially effaced coat of arms and initials of Alberto Scotto in the lower margin. Image taken from f. 2 of Phaedrus. Written in Latin.

Raising of Lazarus from BL Harley 3999, f. 25

Miniature of the raising of Lazarus, with an historiated initial 'D' and foliate borders including a small figure and arms. Image taken from f. 25 of Le trésor (ff. 1-24), Les vigiles des morts (ff. 25-65v), S... more

Resurrection from BL Harley 3999, f. 15v

Miniature of the Resurrection, decorated initial 'L'(e) and foliate borders including small figures, Jonas and the whale and heraldic arms. Image taken from f. 15v of Le trésor (ff. 1-24), Les vigiles des mort... more

Nativity from BL Harley 3999, f. 5v

Miniature of the Nativity, decorated initial 'O' and foliate borders including small figures and heraldic arms. Image taken from f. 5v of Le trésor (ff. 1-24), Les vigiles des morts (ff. 25-65v), Sentier de Pa... more

Border from BL YT 16, f. 1

Detail of a section of the full foliate border with heraldic arms, at the beginning of Jerome's prologue to the Bible. Image taken from f. 1 of Bible. Written in Latin.

Prince ordering an arrest from BL Harley 4605, ff. 94v-95

Text; miniature of an armoured prince, seated on a throne, gesturing toward a merchant being escorted out a door by men-at-arms; at the beginning of part 4, which discusses whether a prince who has granted a sa... more

Prince ordering an arrest from BL Harley 4605, ff. 94v-95

Text; miniature of an armoured prince, seated on a throne, gesturing toward a merchant being escorted out a door by men-at-arms; at the beginning of part 4, which discusses whether a prince who has granted a sa... more

Prince ordering an arrest from BL Harley 4605, f. 95

Miniature of an armoured prince, seated on a throne, gesturing toward a merchant being escorted out a door by men-at-arms; at the beginning of part 4, which discusses whether a prince who has granted a safe-con... more

Full white vine border from BL Harley 2662, f. 1

Full white vine border inhabited by putti, with a white vine initial 'P'(ost), and, in the lower margin, a circlet of vines framing arms that have been effaced. Image taken from f. 1 of Institutiones. Written in Latin.

Full border and white vine initial from BL Harley 4769, f. 1

Full acanthus border with a large white vine initial 'P'(rofitetur) and the Fiato arms in the lower margin. Image taken from f. 1 of Epitome in vitas scriptorum illustrium. Written in Latin.

Charlemagne at a table from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 155

Miniature of Charlemagne at a table; and Aymon's sons on Bayard, with the arms of John Talbot and the arms of his wife, Margaret Beauchamp, in pretence. Image taken from f. 155 of Poems and Romances (the 'Talb... more

Genealogical table from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 3

Detail of a miniature of the genealogical table of descendants of Louis IX in the form of a fleur-de-lys, with portraits of kings in medallions, supported by Richard, duke of York with his arms and an initial '... more

Babylon from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 4v

Miniature of the city of Babylon with Nectanebus enthroned in his palace bearing an inscription 'La cite de babyloine', with another palace with inscription reading 'le chastel du Chaire', a garden with an insc... more

Herald from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 43

Detail of a herald in a tabard of the arms of John Talbot, earl of Shrewsbury, with the arms of his wife, Margaret Beauchamp, in pretence, holding a flagpole. Image taken from f. 43 of Poems and Romances (the '... more

Banner from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 439

Detail of a man holding a banner bearing the arms of England, from the lower right margin of the folio. Image taken from f. 439 of Poems and Romances (the 'Talbot Shrewsbury book'). Written in French.

Charlemagne and Naymes from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 43

Miniature of Charlemagne and Naymes meeting on horseback, with a ful border including the arms of John Talbot, earl of Shrewsbury, with the arms of his wife, Margaret Beauchamp. Image taken from f. 43 of Poems... more

Genealogical table from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 3

Detail of a miniature of the genealogical table of descendants of Louis IX in the form of a fleur-de-lys, with portraits of kings in medallions, supported by Humfrey, duke of Gloucester with his arms and the ar... more

Arms of England from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 3

Detail of a miniature of a banner bearing the royal arms of England impaled with the arms of Anjou, wrapped with a scroll inscribed with a motto 'Dieu est mon droit', and supported by the royal device of an ant... more

Henry VI enthroned from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 405

Miniature of Henry VI enthroned giving the earl of Shrewsbury the sword as constable of France, with a decorated initial 'E'(n) and a full border including the arms of John Talbot with the arms of his wife, Mar... more

Arms of England impaled with the arms of Anjou from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 2v

Detail of the arms of England impaled with the arms of Anjou. Image taken from f. 2v of Poems and Romances (the 'Talbot Shrewsbury book'). Written in French.

Genealogical table from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 3

Miniature of the genealogical table of descendants of Louis IX in the form of a fleur-de-lys, with portraits of kings in medallions, supported by Humfrey, duke of Gloucester with his arms and the arms of Anjou ... more

Arms of England and Anjou from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 2v

Detail of the arms of England impaled with the arms of Anjou, and a spray of flowers, from the lower border of the folio, with the inscription 'Mon seul desir Au Roy et vous et [est] bien server jusqu au mourir... more

Presentation scene from BL Royal 15 E VI, ff. 2v-3

Miniature of John Talbot identified by his Talbot dog, presenting the book to queen Margaret seated in a palace beside king Henry VI, and surrounded by the court, with the royal arms of England at the back of t... more

Nectanebus from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 5

Miniature of Nectanebus enthroned receiving a letter, and a miniature of Nectanebus having his head shaved and fleeing his palace, with a full border containing a herald wearing a tabard of Shrewsbury arms and ... more

Presentation scene from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 2v

Miniature of John Talbot identified by his white talbot dog, presenting the book to queen Margaret seated in a palace beside king Henry VI, and surrounded by the court, with the royal arms of England at the bac... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2711, f. 1

Illuminated initial 'O'(mnis) and the arms of the Schioppo family of Verona. Image taken from f. 1 of Catilina; Jugurtha; Invectiva in Franciscum Philelphum (index Francesco Filelfo), and Epistola ad L. Aretinu... more

Tityrus and Meliboeus from BL King's 24, f. 1

Miniature of the shepherds Tityrus (seated) and Meliboeus (standing), at the beginning of Virgil's Eclogues, and decorated initial 'T'(ityre) embellished with putti sitting in swags and dolphins, and a full bor... more

Knights jousting from BL Harley 4205, f. 24

Detail of the lower half of the folio depicting knights jousting. Image taken from f. 24 of Anonymous verses on the kings of England, to Henry VI, unfinished (manuscript also known as Sir Thomas Holme's Book of... more

Adam and Eve from BL Royal 1 C V, f. 4v

Miniature of Adam and Eve in paradise, with a trompe l'oeil border with a portrait of Henry VIII with his royal arms, and illuminated initial 'I'(n principio), at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 4... more

Partial white vine border from BL Harley 2764, f. 1

Partial white vine border with an initial 'I'(n) and the helm, motto and arms of the Sacrati family of Ferrara. The initial is an addition, cut from another manuscript and pasted into the original white vine bo... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2705, f. 1

Decorated initial 'C'(UM) with interlace accompanied by a partial decorated border with flowers and arms of Schioppo of Verona. Image taken from f. 1 of Epitome historiarum Pompeii Trogi. Written in Latin.

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2663, f. 1

Full knotwork border with a decorated initial 'F'(acturus), and arms in the shape of a bisected axe head, with a black eagle poised on a sword on a gold ground in the upper half, two crossed swords on a blue gr... more

White vine border from BL Harley 2593, f. 1

White vine border inhabited by putti, birds, animals, and insects, framing Manetti's dedication of the text to Alfonso, King of Aragon, with an author portrait in the initial, and an unidentified coat of arms ... more

Full border and decorated initial from BL Harley 4342, f. 1

Full floral border with a decorated initial 'Q'(uoniam), and an excised coat of arms in the lower margin. Image taken from f. 1 of Summa Pisana (index Summa de casibus conscientiae, Summa Pisanella). Written in Latin.

King enthroned from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 6

Detail of a miniature of a king enthroned surrounded by courtiers with Sir William Herbert and his wife, Anne Devereux kneeling before him, wearing clothes decorated with their coats of arms. Image taken from f... more

Arms of Percy and Lucy from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 162

Detail of a miniature of the quartered arms of Percy and Lucy flanked by initials 'HP', accompanied by badges of crescent and shackle-bolt, and encircled by the Garter. Image taken from f. 162 of Troy Book.

Decorated initial and arms from BL Royal 12 C XXI, f. 1

Decorated initial 'C'(um), and, in the lower margin, the initials 'R. R.' and arms of Roger Rotherham, azure, on a mount, three pointed, vert, a stag in full course or. Image taken from f. 1 of Strategemata (in... more

Decorated arms from BL Royal 12 C XXI, f. 1

Detail of the lower margin, with initials 'R. R.' and arms of Roger Rotherham, azure, on a mount, three pointed, vert, a stag in full course or. Image taken from f. 1 of Strategemata (index Strategematica, De r... more