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Added drawing from BL Harley 603, f. 29

Historiated initial (dating, like the text, from the 1st half of the 11th century) and added drawing illustrating a Psalm (2nd quarter of the 12th century). Image taken from f. 29 of Added drawings.

Isaiah from BL Harley 2803, f. 176

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(isio) with Isaiah holding a scroll, at the beginning of Isaiah. Image taken from f. 176 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Joel from BL Harley 2803, f. 267v

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(erbum Domini) depicting Joel, holding a scroll, at the beginning of Joel. Image taken from f. 267v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Wr... more

Hosea from BL Harley 2803, f. 264

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(erbum Domini) depicting Hosea, holding a scroll, at the beginning of Hosea. Image taken from f. 264 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. W... more

Creation from BL Harley 2803, f. 6v

Detail of an historiated initial 'I'(n principio), with God pointing to a scroll with the words 'Fiat lux', at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 6v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bi... more

Hosea from BL Harley 2803, f. 264

Detail of the face of Hosea, from a historiated initial at the beginning of Hosea. Image taken from f. 264 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Jonah from BL Harley 2803, f. 273

Detail of the head of Jonah, from an historiated initial at the beginning of Jonah. Image taken from f. 273 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Matthew from BL Harley 2799, f. 155

Historiated initial 'L'(iber) with an author portrait of Matthew. Image taken from f. 155 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagra... more

Head of Amos from BL Harley 2803, f. 269

Detail of the head of Amos, from a historiated initial at the beginning of Amos. Image taken from f. 269 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Amos from BL Harley 2803, f. 269

Historiated initial 'V'(erba) depicting Amos with a scroll, at the beginning of Amos. Image taken from f. 269 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Isaiah from BL Harley 2803, f. 176

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(isio) with Isaiah holding a scroll, at the beginning of Isaiah. Image taken from f. 176 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Amos from BL Harley 2803, f. 269

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(erba) depicting Amos with a scroll, at the beginning of Amos. Image taken from f. 269 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Daniel from BL Harley 2803, f. 253

Detail of an historiated initial of 'A'(nno) depicting Daniel, who holds a scroll, at the beginning of Daniel. Image taken from f. 253 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Wri... more

Creation from BL Harley 2803, f. 6v

Detail of an historiated initial 'I'(n principio) with the Creation of light and the Creation of Eve, at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 6v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), ... more

Solomon from BL Harley 2799, f. 57v

Detail of historiated initial at the beginning of Proverbs, with Solomon writing and busts of virtues: wisdom, fortitutde, justice, and prudence. Image taken from f. 57v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to... more

John from BL Harley 2799, f. 185v

Historiated initial 'I'(n principio) with an Evangelist portrait of John. Image taken from f. 185v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, a... more

Mark writing from BL Harley 2799, f. 166

Historiated initial 'IN' with an Evangelist portrait of Mark writing. Image taken from f. 166 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and di... more

Haggai from BL Harley 2803, f. 281

Detail of a historiated initial 'I'(n anno) depicting the standing prophet holding a scroll, at the beginning of Haggai (Aggaeus). Image taken from f. 281 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible),... more

Nahum from BL Harley 2803, f. 276v

Detail of historiated initial 'O' at the beginning of Nahum. Image taken from f. 276v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Jeremiah from BL Harley 2803, f. 226v

Detail of an historiated initial of 'Q'(uom) depicting a bust of Jeremiah, holding a scroll. Image taken from f. 226v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Habakkuk from BL Harley 2803, f. 278

Detail of historiated initial 'O'(nus) with Habakkuk holding a scroll, and an entwined man, at the beginning of Habakkuk. Image taken from f. 278 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis ... more

Luke from BL Harley 2799, f. 173v

Historiated initial 'Q'(uoniam) at the beginning of Luke, with an Evangelist portrait. Image taken from f. 173v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in thr... more

Mark writing from BL Harley 2799, f. 166

Detail of an historiated initial 'IN' with an Evangelist portrait of Mark writing. Image taken from f. 166 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three co... more

John from BL Harley 2799, f. 185v

Detail of an historiated initial 'I'(n principio) with an Evangelist portrait of John. Image taken from f. 185v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in thr... more

Jeremiah from BL Harley 2803, f. 199

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(erba Ieremiae) depicting Jeremiah holding a scroll, at the beginning of Jeremiah. Image taken from f. 199 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to ... more

Micah from BL Harley 2803, f. 274

Detail of the head of the prophet Micah, from an historiated initial at the beginning of Micah. Image taken from f. 274 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Malachi from BL Harley 2803, f. 286v

Detail of historiated initial 'O'(nus) with a standing prophet, Malachi, at the beginning of Malachi. Image taken from f. 286v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Jonah from BL Harley 2803, f. 273

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(t factum est) depicting a standing Jonah holding a scroll, at the beginning of Jonah. Image taken from f. 273 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis... more

Ezekiel from BL Harley 2803, f. 229

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(t) with a standing figure of Ezekiel with a scroll with foliate interlace and clasps at the beginning of Ezekiel. Image taken from f. 229 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index... more

Creation from BL Harley 2803, f. 6v

Detail of an historiated initial 'I'(n principio) with the Creation of light and the Creation of Eve, at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 6v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), ... more

Solomon from BL Harley 2799, f. 57v

Detail of a historiated initial 'P' with Solomon writing. Image taken from f. 57v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, incl... more

Matthew from BL Harley 2799, f. 155

Detail of an historiated initial 'L'(iber) with an author portrait of Matthew. Image taken from f. 155 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three column... more

David harping from BL Eg 1139, f. 23v

Historiated initial 'B'(eatus), with King David playing the harp in the lower bow of the initial, which is decorated with interlace, birds, an animal mask, and hybrid monsters. Image taken from f. 23v of Psalte... more

Solomon from BL Harley 2799, f. 57v

Historiated initial 'P' at the beginning of Proverbs, with Solomon writing and busts of virtues: wisdom, fortitutde, justice, and prudence. Image taken from f. 57v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revel... more

Ezekiel from BL Harley 2803, f. 229

Historiated initial 'E'(t) with a standing figure of Ezekiel with a scroll with foliate interlace and clasps at the beginning of Ezekiel, and on the left, the decorated initial 'I'(ezechiel), at the beginning o... more

Job from BL Harley 2803, f. 288v

Historiated initial 'V'(ir) with Job being poked by a devil, at the beginning of Job. Image taken from f. 288v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Obadiah from BL Harley 2803, f. 272

Detail of the head of Obadiah, from an historiated initial at the beginning of Obadiah. Image taken from f. 272 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Zephaniah from BL Harley 2803, f. 279v

Detail of a historiated initial 'V' of the prophet Zephaniah standing with a scroll inscribed '[V]'(erbum Domini), at the beginning of Zephaniah (Sophoniae). Image taken from f. 279v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible'... more

Obadiah from BL Harley 2803, f. 272

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(isio Abdiae) of the prophet Obadiah holding a scroll, at the beginning of Obadiah. Image taken from f. 272 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to... more

God from BL Harley 2803, f. 6v

Detail of face of God, from an historiated initial at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 6v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Micah from BL Harley 2803, f. 274

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(erbum Domini) depicting the prophet Micah holding a scroll, at the beginning of Micah. Image taken from f. 274 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesi... more

Christ blessing from BL Harley 2660, f. 92v

Historiated initial 'O'(rigo) with an image of Christ blessing. Image taken from f. 92v of Etymologiae, and De natura rerum (ff. 33-48v), with letters between Isidore and Braulio (ff. 1v-3). Written in Latin.

Detail: Miniature and historiated initial from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Miniature and historiated initial 'B'(onifacius) with the portrait of Boniface VIII, 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

Virgin and Child from BL Eg 2569, f. 59

Historiated initial 'O' of a standing Virgin suckling the Child and two kneeling nuns. Image taken from f. 59 of Lectionary from the Lives of the Saints, from 22 February to 10 August. Written in Latin and French.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Historiated initial from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 3v

Historiated initial 'D'. Image taken from f. 3v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

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.