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Pope Eleutherius from BL Eg 3028, f. 4

Drawing of Lucius's messenger received by Pope Eleutherius. Image taken from f. 4 of Roman de Brut, a verse epitome (begins imperfectly) with continuation to Edward III; Destruction de Rome; Fierabras. Written in French.

Pope Felix, Simplicius and Faustina from BL YT 49, vol. 2, f. 27v

Unfinished miniatures of Pope Felix and of Simplicius and Faustina, with illuminated initials and partial foliate borders, at the beginning of their legends. Image taken from vol. 2, f. 27v of La légende dorée ... more

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

Musical notation from BL Harley 1717, f. 251v

Musical notation, on four-line red staves, 13th century. Image taken from f. 251v of Chronique des ducs de Normandie (index Chronicle of Normandy; Chronique de Normandie). Written in French.

Felicity from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 71v

Detail of an historiated initial 'V' of Felicity and executioner with the head of her son. Image taken from f. 71v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Andrew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 185

Detail of an historiated initial 'D'(e la passion) of the crucifixion of Andrew. Image taken from f. 185 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Patrick from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 213v

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(n tel tens) of Patrick asleep on a knoll, with a figure on the right holding a book. Image taken from f. 213v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

From Henry II to Edward I from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 6

Detail from the roll of the royal line from Henry II to Edward I. Image taken from Membrane 6 of Genealogical chronicle of the English Kings. Written in French.

Maur annd Benedict from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 200v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(einz) of Maur and other monks in front of Benedict. Image taken from f. 200v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Martial from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 131v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A' of Martial, with Peter's staff, resuscitating Austridinianus. Image taken from f. 131v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Margaret from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 220

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of Margaret, in prison, emerging from the side of a dragon. Image taken from f. 220 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Clement from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 97

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(ainz) of Clement bound by an anchor and thrown into the sea from a boat. Image taken from f. 97 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Translation of Benedict from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 198

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(utens) of the translation of Benedict. Image taken from f. 198 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Bartholemew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 42

Detail of an historiated initial 'O' of Bartholomew being flayed. Image taken from f. 42 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Egbert from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 1

Detail from the roll of three kings: Egbert (or Ecgberht), king of the West Saxons, his son Æthelwulf, and king Beorhtric, with a man on stilts playing a pipe with an animal-head. Image taken from Membrane 1 of... more

Christina from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 72v

Detail of an historiated initial 'M' of Christina being bound and beaten. Image taken from f. 72v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 195v

Historiated initial 'A'(sserz) of Paul the hermit. Image taken from f. 195v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

King Alured from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 2

Detail from the roll of king Alured (or Alfred, king of the West Saxons and of the Anglo-Saxons) and his daughter Alfled (or Æthelflæd). Image taken from Membrane 2 of Genealogical chronicle of the English King... more

Andrew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 187v

Detail of an historiated initial 'D'(e) of Andrew resuscitating the child Aegyptus. Image taken from f. 187v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Edmund II Ironside from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 3

Detail from the roll of six roundels of Edmund II Ironside and his descendants: Edward Ætheling, Edgar, Margaret, Edmund, and Christine. Image taken from Membrane 3 of Genealogical chronicle of the English King... more

Mark from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 45v

Detail of an historiated initial 'R'(esons) of Mark being torn asunder by horses. Image taken from f. 45v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Maxentius and Catherine from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 178v

Historiated initial 'L'(es) of Maxentius enthroned with Catherine and philosophers, at the beginning of the life of Catherine. Image taken from f. 178v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Heptarchy from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 1

Fragment of the roll with a diagram of the Heptarchy. Image taken from Membrane 1 of Genealogical chronicle of the English Kings. Written in French.

Martin from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 99

Detail of an historiated initial 'M'(olt) of Martin dividing his cloak with a beggar. Image taken from f. 99 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Agnes from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 68v

Detail of an historiated initial 'T' of a naked Agnes being clothed by her hair and a robe given to her by an angel. Image taken from f. 68v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Antichrist from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 232v

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(os) of the Antichrist killing the saints. Image taken from f. 232v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

From Ethelred to Edred from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 2

Fragment of the roll with the genealogical line from Ethelred to Edred. Image taken from Membrane 2 of Genealogical chronicle of the English Kings. Written in French.

Mary of Egypt from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 228

Historiated initial 'E'(n) of Mary of Egypt meeting Zosimas of Palestine, at the beginning of the life of Mary of Egypt. Image taken from f. 228 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Henry III from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 6

Detail from the roll: Henry III holding a model of a church, and his children: Edward, Margaret, Edmund, Beatrice, Katharine, and again Edward wearing a crown. Image taken from Membrane 6 of Genealogical chroni... more

Simon Magus, Peter and Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 1

Detail of a historiated initial 'Q'(uant) of Simon Magus and Peter and Paul before Nero, at the beginning of the rubric 'Ci commence li escris de seint Pere et de seint Pol encontre Symon Mague devant lempereo... more

Giles from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 128

Historiated initial 'N'(us) of Giles and the hind shot with an arrow. Image taken from f. 128 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Xystus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 83

Historiated initial 'C'(e fu) of Xystus before the Emperor Decius. Image taken from f. 83 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Margaret from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 220

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of Margaret, in prison, emerging from the side of a dragon. Image taken from f. 220 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Alexis from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 171

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(n) of Alexis lying under a staircase, with his father on the stair above. Image taken from f. 171 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Zosimas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 228

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(n la contree) of Zosimas and Mary of Egypt. Image taken from f. 228 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Simeon from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 222v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(eint) of Simeon on his pillar, with the pilgrims below. Image taken from f. 222v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 195v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(sserz) of Paul the hermit. Image taken from f. 195v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

James the Great from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 20

Detail of an historiated initial 'Q'(uant) of the body of James the Great on a ship. Image taken from f. 20 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Benedict from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 161v

Detail of an historiated initial 'U' of Benedict seated, with a book, while his nurse stands by with the mended pitcher. Image taken from f. 161v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Matthew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 30v

Detail of an historiated initial 'U' of Matthew, kneeling at an altar, being transfixed with a lance. Image taken from f. 30v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Cnut from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 4

Detail from the roll of Cnut, king of England, Denmark, and Norway, and his sons Harald Harefoot and Harthacnut. Image taken from Membrane 4 of Genealogical chronicle of the English Kings. Written in French.

Henry I from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 5

Detail from the roll of king Henry I, his wife Maud (or Matilda), their son William and daughter Maud (or Matilda). Image taken from Membrane 5 of Genealogical chronicle of the English Kings. Written in French.

Xystus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 83

Detail of an historiated initial 'C'(e fu) of Xystus before the Emperor Decius. Image taken from f. 83 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

James the Less from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 41

Detail of an historiated initial 'C'(e) of the martyrdom of James the Less. Image taken from f. 41 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Nicholas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 153v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of the body of Nicholas being translated in a boat. Image taken from f. 153v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Sebastian from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 48v

Historiated initial 'A'(utens) of the martyrdom of Sebastian. Image taken from f. 48v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Brice from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 127

Detail of an historiated initial 'Q'(uant) of Brice, seated with a book, adjuring a child imputed to him to speak. Image taken from f. 127 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Agatha from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 64v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(u) of Agatha being tortured with pincers. Image taken from f. 64v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Nicholas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 144

Detail of an historiated initial 'M'(olt) of Nicholas putting gold pieces through the window of a poor man as a dowry for his three daughters. Image taken from f. 144 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Eustace from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 207v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(utens que) of Eustace, his wife and children being roasted in a brazen bull as the emperor Hadrian looks on. Image taken from f. 207v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 10

Detail of a miniature of the beheading of Paul. Image taken from f. 10 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Irene from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 174

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(einte) of Irene with a dove, a raven, and an eagle. Image taken from f. 174 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Vincent from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 51

Historiated initial 'T'(uit) of the martyrdom of Vincent on a spiked wheel. Image taken from f. 51 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

John raising Drusiana from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 13v

Detail of an historiated initial 'B'(ien) of John raising Drusiana, with her father standing behind. Image taken from f. 13v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Simon and Jude from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 35

Detail of an historiated initial 'P'(uis) of the martyrdom of Simon and Jude. Image taken from f. 35 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Text page from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 200

Text page of the legend of Paul the Hermit. Image taken from f. 200 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Crucifixion of Peter from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 6

Detail of an historiated initial 'D' of the crucifixion of Peter. Image taken from f. 6 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Lucy from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 66v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A' of Lucy in a fire being pierced by a spear. Image taken from f. 66v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Man on stilts from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 1

Detail from the roll: a man on stilts playing a pipe with an animal-head. Image taken from Membrane 1 of Genealogical chronicle of the English Kings. Written in French.

Cecilia from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 78

Detail of an historiated initial 'H' of Cecilia with a wreath, and her husband. Image taken from f. 78 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Philip from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 40v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(i) of Philip and two other saints, with a crowd below. Image taken from f. 40v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Giles from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 128

Detail of an historiated initial 'N'(us) of Giles and the hind shot with an arrow. Image taken from f. 128 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Eupharasia from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 231v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A' of Euphrasia becoming a nun. Image taken from f. 231v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Nicholas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 153v

Historiated initial 'A'(pres) of the body of Nicholas being translated in a boat. Image taken from f. 153v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

From Edwin to the descendants of Edmund II Ironside from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 3

Fragment of the roll with the genealogical line from Edwin to Edmund II Ironside and his descendants: Edward Ætheling, Edgar, Margaret, Edmund, and Christine. Image taken from Membrane 3 of Genealogical chronic... more

Martin from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 111

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of the translation of Martin. Image taken from f. 111 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Pelagia from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 221v

Detail of an historiated initial 'N'(os) of the baptism of Pelagia. Image taken from f. 221v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Mamertinus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 224v

Detail of an historiated initial 'N'(us) of the baptism of Mamertinus. Image taken from f. 224v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Vincent from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 51

Detail of an historiated initial 'T'(uit) of the martyrdom of Vincent on a spiked wheel. Image taken from f. 51 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

From Richard I, Duke of Normandy to Henry II from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 5

Detail from the roll of the descendants of Richard I the Fearless, Duke of Normandy, to Henry II and his descendants. Image taken from Membrane 5 of Genealogical chronicle of the English Kings. Written in French.

Sebastian from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 48v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(utens) of the martyrdom of Sebastian. Image taken from f. 48v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Christopher from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 58

Detail of an historiated initial 'M' of Christopher preaching to black men in a castle. Image taken from f. 58 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Death of the Virgin from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 176v

Detail of an historiated initial 'Q'(uant) of the death of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 176v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Hippolytus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 86v

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(os) of Hippolytus being torn by horses. Image taken from f. 86v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

From Cnut to Richard I, Duke of Normandy from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 4

Fragment of the roll with the genealogical line of Cnut, roundels of Edward the Confessor and Harold Godwinson, and the line of the Normam ancestors of William the Conqueror: Rollo, William and Richard I the Fe... more

Pantaleon from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 92v

Historiated initial 'A'(tel) of Pantaleon before the emperor, at the beginning of the rubric: 'Ci commence la vie seint Pantaleon'. Image taken from f. 92v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Jerome from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 159v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(einz) of Jerome and the lion. Image taken from f. 159v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Maxentius and Catherine from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 178v

Detail of an historiated initial 'L'(es) of Maxentius enthroned with Catherine and philosophers, at the beginning of the life of Catherine. Image taken from f. 178v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Laurence from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 84

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of the martyrdom of Laurence. Image taken from f. 84 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Pantaleon from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 92v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(tel) of Pantaleon before the emperor, at the beginning of the rubric: 'Ci commence la vie seint Pantaleon'. Image taken from f. 92v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Longinus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 46v

Detail of an historiated initial 'M' of Longinus knocking down idols. Image taken from f. 46v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Rollo and his descendants from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 4 and 5

Detail from the roll: Rolo, duke of Normandy, his son William with his son Richard and his descendents, and William the Conqueror, with a marginal scene of a hare on a horse hunting a deer. Image taken from Me... more

Lambert from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 88v

Detail of an historiated initial 'G'(loire) of Lambert being transfixed with a spear before an altar. Image taken from f. 88v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Agatha from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 64v

Historiated initial 'A'(u) of Agatha being tortured with pincers. Image taken from f. 64v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Placidus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 205v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(utens) of Placidus and his companions being beheaded. Image taken from f. 205v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Heptarchy from BL Royal 14 B V, Membrane 1

Detail from the roll: diagram of the Heptarchy. Image taken from Membrane 1 of Genealogical chronicle of the English Kings. Written in French.

Postumianus and Gallus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 112

Detail of an historiated initial 'U'(n) of the dialogue of Posumianus and Gallus. Image taken from f. 112 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Decorated initials from BL Harley 222, f. 44

Champ' initial (added later) and smaller initials with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 44 of Bible historiale. Written in French.

Angel with a sickle from BL Royal 19 B XV, f. 27v

Detail of a miniature of an angel with a sickle, a wine press, a flood rising up to horses' bridles, etc. Image taken from f. 27v of Apocalypse, with commentary (The 'Queen Mary Apocalypse'), with the prologue ... more

John from BL Royal 19 B XV, f. 44v

Detail of a miniature of John being raised by an angel, with the head of God above. Image taken from f. 44v of Apocalypse, with commentary (The 'Queen Mary Apocalypse'), with the prologue of Gilbert de la Porré... more

Man praying from BL Royal 20 B IV, f. 86

Detail of a miniature of a man praying, and a man giving alms to a beggar. Image taken from f. 86 of Meditationes vitae Christi (Le Livre doré des meditations de la vie de nostre seigneur Jesu Christ). Written in French.

Christ from BL Royal 20 B IV, f. 59

Detail of a miniature of Christ, a nobleman, and the centurion's servant. Image taken from f. 59 of Meditationes vitae Christi (Le Livre doré des meditations de la vie de nostre seigneur Jesu Christ). Written in French.

Contest of Mercy and Truth from BL Royal 20 B IV, f. 7

Detail of a miniature of the contest of Mercy accompanied by Peace and Truth accompanied by Justice before the throne of God. Image taken from f. 7 of Meditationes vitae Christi (Le Livre doré des meditations d... more

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. Image taken from f. 237v of Lancelot du Lac. W... more

The paralytic from BL Royal 20 B IV, f. 59v

Detail of a miniature of the paralytic being lowered from a roof. Image taken from f. 59v of Meditationes vitae Christi (Le Livre doré des meditations de la vie de nostre seigneur Jesu Christ). Written in French.

Tree of Love from BL Royal 19 C I, f. 11v

Miiniature of the Tree of Love. Image taken from f. 11v of Breviari d'Amor. Written in French (Occitan) (Provencal).

Fourth and fifth vials from BL Royal 19 B XV, f. 30

Detail of a miniature of the emptying of the fourth and fifth vials. Image taken from f. 30 of Apocalypse, with commentary (The 'Queen Mary Apocalypse'), with the prologue of Gilbert de la Porrée translated in ... more

Return from Egypt from BL Royal 20 B IV, f. 34v

Detail of a miniature of the return from Egypt. Image taken from f. 34v of Meditationes vitae Christi (Le Livre doré des meditations de la vie de nostre seigneur Jesu Christ). Written in French.

John from BL Royal 19 B XV, f. 3

Detail of a miniature of John writing, with an angel before him. Image taken from f. 3 of Apocalypse, with commentary (The 'Queen Mary Apocalypse'), with the prologue of Gilbert de la Porrée translated in Frenc... more

The Annunciation from BL Royal 20 B IV, f. 12

Detail of a miniature of the Annunciation. Image taken from f. 12 of Meditationes vitae Christi (Le Livre doré des meditations de la vie de nostre seigneur Jesu Christ). Written in French.