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Decorated initials from BL Harley 3063, f. 126

Decorated initials from BL Harley 3063, f. 126

Decorated initials 'L' and 'P' at the beginning of the commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Thessalonians. Image taken from f. 126 of Commentary on Paul's ten shorter epistles, ad Thessalonicenses; Ambrosiaster ... more

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 84

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 84

Decorated initial 'Q'(uoniam), with a display script, at the beginning of Luke. Image taken from f. 84 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Chi-rho from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15v

Chi-rho from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15v

Detail of a decorated initial 'Chi-rho', with a zoomorphic decoration, at the beginning of Matthew; and an added Old English text of a manumission by king Athelstan. Image taken from f. 15v of Gospel Book. Writ... more

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 128

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 128

Decorated initial 'J'(ohannes), at the beginning of the prologue to John. Image taken from f. 128 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Chi-rho from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15v

Chi-rho from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15v

Decorated initial 'Chi-rho', with a zoomorphic decoration, at the beginning of Matthew; and an added Old English text of a manumission by king Athelstan. Image taken from f. 15v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Incipit of Luke's Gospel from BL Add 40618, f. 23

Incipit of Luke's Gospel from BL Add 40618, f. 23

The script is an eighth-century Irish minuscule. The original decorated initial has been erased (traces of its interlace can still be seen) and a 'modern' initial Q painted over it as part of a programme of mod... more

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 55

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 55

Decorated initial 'I'(nitium evangelii), with a zoomorphic decoration and a display script, at the beginning of Mark. Image taken from f. 55 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 52v

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 52v

Decorated initial 'E'(stis), at the beginning of the capitula to Mark. Image taken from f. 52v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 4v

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 4v

Decorated initial 'M'(attheus), at the beginning of the prologue to Matthew. Image taken from f. 4v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 2v

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 2v

Decorated initial 'P'(lures), at the beginning of Jerome's prologue to Matthew. Image taken from f. 2v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 84

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 84

Detail of a decorated initial 'Q'(uoniam), with a display script, at the beginning of Luke. Image taken from f. 84 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 5

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 5

Decorated initial 'G'(enerationem), at the beginning of the list of capitula. Image taken from f. 5 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 78v

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 78v

Decorated initial 'L'(ucas), at the beginning of the prologue to Luke. Image taken from f. 78v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 130v

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 130v

Decorated initial 'In'(principio), at the beginning of John. Image taken from f. 130v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15

Decorated initial 'Li'(ber) with a zoomorphic decoration, at the beginning of Matthew. Image taken from f. 15 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 52

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 52

Decorated initial 'M'(archus), at the beginning of the prologue to Mark. Image taken from f. 52 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 8

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 8

Decorated initial 'P'(ridu), at the beginning of a table of festivals. Image taken from f. 8 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

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

Decorated initial from BL Royal 5 B VII, f. 2

Decorated initial from BL Royal 5 B VII, f. 2

Decorated initial 'D'(ebitor) with foliate motifs and, in the lower margin, the ownership inscription of the cathedral priory of St. Andrew, Rochester. Image taken from f. 2 of Various religious works, includin... more

Decorated initial from BL Arundel 222, f. 1

Decorated initial from BL Arundel 222, f. 1

Decorated initial 'S'(anctissimo) at the beginning of Bede's Life of Cuthbert, with the ink stamp of the Royal Society of London in the lower margin. Image taken from f. 1 of Prose Vita sancti Cuthberti (ff. 1-... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 27v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 27v

Detail of a decorated initial 'C'(ompotus) at the beginning of Johannes de Sacro Bosco's Computus. Image taken from f. 27v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Stowe 104, ff. 87v-88

Decorated initials from BL Stowe 104, ff. 87v-88

Decorated initials 'U'(t) and 'S'(uccessit) at the beginning of book 5 of Bede's Ecclesiastica historia. Image taken from ff. 87v-88 of Epistola Cuthberti, Ecclesiastica historia; Aelred's Vita sancti Edwardi r... more

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 7v

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 7v

Decorated initial 'P'(rincipium), from Chapter 2 of Bede's prose Life of St Cuthbert. Image taken from f. 7v of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extracts from the Historia Ecclesiastica (History of the English Church an... more

Decorated initial from BL Sloane 263, f. 2v

Decorated initial from BL Sloane 263, f. 2v

Decorated initial 'C'(um), at the beginning of Helperic's Astronomical treatise. Image taken from f. 2v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial and diagram from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Decorated initial and diagram from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Decorated initial 'SE'(cedens) and diagram, in an Astronomical treatise. Image taken from f. 47v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 526, f. 28v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 526, f. 28v

Decorated initial 'H'. Image taken from f. 28v of Life of Bede. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Arundel 332, f. 66

Decorated initial from BL Arundel 332, f. 66

Decorated initial 'N' in the text of John Holywood. Image taken from f. 66 of Various theological and mathematical tracts, including the prose life of Cuthbert, incomplete (ff. 74-101v), 22 miracles of Cuthbert... more

Decorated initial from BL Royal 13 A XI, f. 32v

Decorated initial from BL Royal 13 A XI, f. 32v

Decorated initial 'D'(e temporum), at the beginning of book 3 of Bede's De Temporum Ratione. Image taken from f. 32v of Miscellany works on Computus and astrology. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 2v

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 2v

Detail of a decorated initial 'D'(omino). Image taken from f. 2v of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extracts from the Historia Ecclesiastica (History of the English Church and People). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial and diagrams from BL Arundel 332, f. 66

Decorated initial and diagrams from BL Arundel 332, f. 66

Decorated initial 'N' and diagrams illustrating the text of John Holywood. Image taken from f. 66 of Various theological and mathematical tracts, including the prose life of Cuthbert, incomplete (ff. 74-101v), ... more

Decorated initial from BL Royal 7 F VI, f. 45

Decorated initial from BL Royal 7 F VI, f. 45

Detail of initial 'D'(um) with foliate decoration. Image taken from f. 45 of Liber testimonium veteris testamenti (parts 1 and 3); Sermo (f. 117); In canticum canticorum (9 excerpts)(f. 117v). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 222, f. 1

Detail from BL Arundel 222, f. 1

Decorated initial 'S'(anctissimo) at the beginning of Bede's life of Cuthbert. Image taken from f. 1 of Prose Vita sancti Cuthberti (ff. 1-34v), two miracles from the Historia ecclesiastica, De gestis pontificu... more

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Decorated initials 'A'(quila) and 'D'(elphin), in an Astronomical treatise. Image taken from f. 50v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail of a decorated initial 'I'(ntencio) at the beginning of Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 74 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail of a decorated initial 'I'(ntencio) at the beginning of Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 74 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 2v

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 2v

Decorated initial 'D'(omino). Image taken from f. 2v of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extracts from the Historia Ecclesiastica (History of the English Church and People). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 7v

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 7v

Detail of a decorated initial 'P'(rincipium), from Chapter 2 of Bede's prose Life of St Cuthbert. Image taken from f. 7v of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extracts from the Historia Ecclesiastica (History of the Engli... more

Decorated initials from BL Harley 1117, f. 55

Decorated initials from BL Harley 1117, f. 55

Coloured and decorated initials. Image taken from f. 55 of Lives of Cuthbert in prose (ff. 2-42v) and verse (ff. 45-62v), with services for Cuthbert, Benedict and Guthlac with musical notation (ff. 43-44; 63-66... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 649, f. 2

Decorated initial from BL Harley 649, f. 2

Decorated initial 'P'(rimo). Image taken from f. 2 of Commentary on the Song of Songs, followed by other texts (ff. 2-104v); Commentary on Acts of the Apostles (ff. 105-152v); Commentary on Catholic Epistles (f... more

Decorated initial from BL Burn 310, f. 158

Decorated initial from BL Burn 310, f. 158

Decorated initial 'E'(go). Image taken from f. 158 of Historia Brittonum, Vita Gildae, and other Vitae. Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Harley 3015, f. 65v

Decorated initials from BL Harley 3015, f. 65v

Two decorated initials 'I'(nter) at the beginning of Isidore of Seville's 'De differentiis'. Image taken from f. 65v of Homilies; De differentiis; De natura rerum; De liber arbitrio. Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Harley 3250, f. 19v

Decorated initials from BL Harley 3250, f. 19v

Decorated initials: 'A'(mbrosius), 'A'(ugustinum); 'Q'(uerendum), 'D'(uobus). Image taken from f. 19v of The Gospel of Matthew with glosses by Jerome, Bede, Augustine, Origin, and various other authors. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 332, f. 158

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 332, f. 158

Puzzle initial 'P'(rima) and decorated initial 'H'(uius). Image taken from f. 158 of Various theological and mathematical tracts, including the prose life of Cuthbert, incomplete (ff. 74-101v), 22 miracles of C... more

Detail from BL Burn 310, f. 158

Detail from BL Burn 310, f. 158

Detail of decorated initial 'E'(go). Image taken from f. 158 of Historia Brittonum, Vita Gildae, and other Vitae. Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Stowe 104, ff. 119v-120

Decorated initials from BL Stowe 104, ff. 119v-120

Decorated initials 'D'(ilecto) and 'G'(loriosi) in Aelred of Rievaulx's Vita sancti Edwardi regis Anglorum. Image taken from ff. 119v-120 of Epistola Cuthberti, Ecclesiastica historia; Aelred's Vita sancti Edwa... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 6503, f. 1

Decorated initial from BL Harley 6503, f. 1

Decorated initial 'H'(ortaris). Image taken from f. 1 of Liber de viris illustribus, Chronica (index Greater Chronicle), and various other historical texts. Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Arundel 332, f. 158

Decorated initials from BL Arundel 332, f. 158

Puzzle initial 'P'(rima) and decorated initial 'H'(uius). Image taken from f. 158 of Various theological and mathematical tracts, including the prose life of Cuthbert, incomplete (ff. 74-101v), 22 miracles of C... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 50v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 50v

Detail of a decorated initial 'O'(mnia) at the beginning of Johannes de Sacro Bosco's Algorismus. Image taken from f. 50v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 43

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 43

Detail of an initial 'Q'(uoniam) from the incipit page, at the beginning of Luke. Image taken from f. 43 of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal Bible'). Written in Latin.

Prayer against poison from BL Harley 2965, f. 37

Prayer against poison from BL Harley 2965, f. 37

Decorated initial at the beginning of the prayer against poison. Image taken from f. 37 of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 38

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 38

Decorated initial at the beginning of the Lorica of Laidcenn. Image taken from f. 38 of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 4v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 4v

Decorated initial with spirals and interlace at the beginning of an extract from Luke 24. Image taken from f. 4v of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

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.

Bird from BL Arundel 547, f. 22v

Bird from BL Arundel 547, f. 22v

Decorated initial with a bird. Image taken from f. 22v of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Hand from BL Arundel 547, f. 64

Hand from BL Arundel 547, f. 64

Headpiece and decorated initial with a hand. Image taken from f. 64 of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Decorated initials from BL Royal 2 A XX, ff. 10v-11

Decorated initials from BL Royal 2 A XX, ff. 10v-11

Text written in Insular minuscule with decorated initials, surrounded by 10th-century Benedictine liturgical annotations. Image taken from ff. 10v-11 of Prayer book (the 'Royal Prayer Book'), including the apoc... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 1321, f. 3v-4

Decorated initial from BL Harley 1321, f. 3v-4

Initials with penwork decoration, and a leaf from an 11th-century Sacramentary used as a flyleaf on the left. Image taken from f. 3v-4 of Cycle of Aimeri de Narbonne: 'Girart de Viane' by Bertrand de Bar-sur-Au... more

Decorated initial from BL Sloane 1044, f. 38v

Decorated initial from BL Sloane 1044, f. 38v

Decorated initial 'L' in red and green, in a 11th-century copy of Isidore's Etymology. Image taken from f. 38v of 2 leaves of the Etymology. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Sloane 1044, f. 106v

Decorated initial from BL Sloane 1044, f. 106v

Detail of decorated initial 'R'(ecita) in a 12th-century leaf. Image taken from f. 106v of Fragment of a leaf with a homily, labelled book 1, and the beginning of the 4th homily. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 150v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 150v

Decorated initial 'B'(eato). Image taken from f. 150v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of the monstrous races... more

Pietà from BL Sloane 2803, f. 192v

Pietà from BL Sloane 2803, f. 192v

Miniature of the Pietà, decorated initial 'D'(oulce), and full foliate border, at the beginning of a prayer. Image taken from f. 192v of Book of Hours, Use of Paris. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 123v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 123v

Decorated initial 'A' with clasps. Image taken from f. 123v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of the monstrous... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 229v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 229v

Detail of decorated initial 'A'(d) with a clasp at the beginning of the argumentum to 2 Thessalonians. Image taken from f. 229v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 232

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 232

Detail of decorated initial 'P'(aulus) with clasps at the beginning of Titus. Image taken from f. 232 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 143

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 143

Decorated initial 'F'(ratris), with dragons. Image taken from f. 143 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of the ... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 229v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 229v

Detail of decorated initial 'P'(aulus) with clasps at the beginning of 2 Thessalonians. Image taken from f. 229v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in th... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 65

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 65

Detail of decorated initial 'V'(erba) with a dragon. Image taken from f. 65 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including ... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 276

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 276

Detail of a decorated initial 'N'(aum). Image taken from f. 276 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 5958, f. 64

Decorated initial from BL Harley 5958, f. 64

Reserve' initial 'E'(piphaniam) in brown with foliate decoration in green and red. Image taken from f. 64 of Fragment of a leaf from a late 12th century English Sequentiary containing sequences for the Circumci... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 99v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 99v

Detail of decorated initial 'C'(on) with clasps. Image taken from f. 99v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of ... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 279

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 279

Detail of a decorated initial 'T'(radunt). Image taken from f. 279 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 216v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 216v

Detail of a decorated initial 'C' at the beginning of the argumentum for 1 Corinthians. Image taken from f. 216v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in th... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 172v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 172v

Detail of a decorated initial 'L'(ucas). Image taken from f. 172v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of the mon... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 226v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 226v

Detail of a decorated initial 'P'(aulus) with clasps at the beginning of Philippians. Image taken from f. 226v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in thre... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 236

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 236

Decorated initial 'A'(pocalypsis). Image taken from f. 236 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of the monstrous ... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 123v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 123v

Detail of a decorated initial 'A' with clasps. Image taken from f. 123v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of t... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 67v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 67v

Detail of a decorated initial 'O'(sculet) with clasps. Image taken from f. 67v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, includi... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 206

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 206

Decorated initial 'I'(acobus). Image taken from f. 206 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of the monstrous race... more

Decorated initials from BL Harley 2799, f. 5

Decorated initials from BL Harley 2799, f. 5

Detail of decorated initials 'B'(eatus) at the beginning of the Psalms in three versions, with foliate decoration, clasps, and a dog or quadruped. Image taken from f. 5 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to R... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 209v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 209v

Detail of a decorated initial 'Q'(uod) with clasps. Image taken from f. 209v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 151v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 151v

Detail of a decorated initial 'P'(lures). Image taken from f. 151v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of the mo... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 272v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 272v

Detail of a decorated initial 'S'(anc). Image taken from f. 272v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 212v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 212v

Decorated initial 'P'(aulus). Image taken from f. 212v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of the monstrous race... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 92v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 92v

Detail of a decorated initial 'T'(andum) at the beginning of the prologue to Joshua. Image taken from f. 92v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 2803, f. 282

Detail from BL Harley 2803, f. 282

Detail of decorated initial 'S' with clasps. Image taken from f. 282 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 93v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 93v

Detail of a decorated initial 'E'(t factum est) at the beginning of Joshua, with a silk curtain. Image taken from f. 93v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 221

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 221

Detail of a decorated initial 'P' with clasps at the beginning of 2 Corinithians. Image taken from f. 221 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three col... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 143

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 143

Detail of decorated initial 'F'(ratris), with dragons. Image taken from f. 143 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, includi... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 184v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 184v

Detail of a decorated initial with a clasp, at the beginning of the preface to John. Image taken from f. 184v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three... more

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 1044, ff. 44v-45

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 1044, ff. 44v-45

Decorated initials in a 12th-century fragment of the Psalms. Image taken from ff. 44v-45 of Bifolium of a Psalter, including Psalms 77 and 71. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 231

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 231

Detail of decorated initial 'I'(tem) at the beginning of the argumentum to 2 Timothy. Image taken from f. 231 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 210v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 210v

Detail of a decorated initial 'S' with clasps at the beginning of 3 John. Image taken from f. 210v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, a... more

Numbers from BL Harley 2803, f. 58v

Numbers from BL Harley 2803, f. 58v

Detail of decorated initial 'L'(ocutusque) at the beginning of Numbers. Image taken from f. 58v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 207v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 207v

Detail of a decorated initial 'P'(etrus). Image taken from f. 207v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of the mo... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 206

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 206

Detail of a decorated initial 'I'(acobus). Image taken from f. 206 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of the mo... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 252v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 252v

Detail of a decorated initial 'D'. Image taken from f. 252v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, ff. 44v- 45

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, ff. 44v- 45

Detail of decorated initials in a 12th-century fragment of the Psalms. Image taken from ff. 44v- 45 of Bifolium of a Psalter, including Psalms 77 and 71. Written in Latin.

David in penitence from BL Sloane 2803, f. 117

David in penitence from BL Sloane 2803, f. 117

Miniature of David in penitence, decorated initial 'D'(omine), and full foliate border, at the beginning of the Penitential Psalms. Image taken from f. 117 of Book of Hours, Use of Paris. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 57

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 57

Detail of decorated initial 'C'(hromatio). Image taken from f. 57 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including of the mon... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 267

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 267

Detail of a decorated initial 'S'(anctum) with clasps. Image taken from f. 267 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.