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Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 174v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 174v

Detail of a miniature of a battle with Charlemagne taking a standard, at the beginning of chapter 9 of 'Charlemagne' book 4. Image taken from f. 174v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 156v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 156v

Miniature of Charlemagne receiving envoys, and Turpin reading the letter in public. Image taken from f. 156v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 134v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 134v

Miniature of Charlemagne at Mass, and defeating the Bretons. Image taken from f. 134v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 153v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 153v

Miniature of Charlemagne welcoming Clement Scotus and another, and giving the Abbey of Tours to Alcuin of York. Image taken from f. 153v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 165

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 165

Miniature of Charlemagne's visions of the Milky Way and James. Image taken from f. 165 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 149v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 149v

Miniature of Charlemagne ordering a lectionary to be written; the angel showing John a river of crystal, and Charlemagne crowning his son, in the second book of his life. Image taken from f. 149v of Chroniques ... more

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

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

Roland from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 185

Roland from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 185

Miniature of Roland receiving a messenger at Grenoble; Roland and his knights praying in a tent; and the slaughter of inhabitants, with a foliate initial 'P'(our), at the beginning of chapter 9 of 'Charlemagne'... more

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 141v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 141v

Detail of a miniature of Charlemagne being crowned emperor, in the second book of Charlemagne's life. Image taken from f. 141v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 126

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 126

Miniature of Charlemagne taking the hostages of Tassilo of Bavaria. Image taken from f. 126 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 175v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 175v

Detail of a miniature of Charlemagne granting privileges to Compostella, and Charlemagne worshipping at the tomb of James. Image taken from f. 175v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 183

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 183

Detail of a miniature of Charlemagne in council, and Charlemagne honouring St Denis. Image taken from f. 183 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 151

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 151

Miniature of Charlemagne buildling Aix Cathedral. Image taken from f. 151 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 151v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 151v

Miniature of Charlemagne's bridge over the Rhine being burnt, and Charlemagne giving orders to a bishop. Image taken from f. 151v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 125

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 125

Miniature of Charlemagne defeating the Duke of Aquitaine. Image taken from f. 125 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 137

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 137

Detail of a miniature of Charlemagne dividing his army into two; Charlemagne taking two castles. Image taken from f. 137 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 161v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 161v

Miniature of the return of Charlemagne from the east, bringing home the relics of the true cross and the crown of thorns. Image taken from f. 161v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 160

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 160

Miniature of the wood of the cross being divided for Charlemagne. Image taken from f. 160 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Death of Roland from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 180v

Death of Roland from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 180v

Detail of a miniature of Baldwin and Turpin bringing news of the death of Roland to Charlemagne, and Charlemagne mourning over Roland. Image taken from f. 180v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemage from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 148v

Charlemage from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 148v

Miniature of peace with Denmark, and Charlemagne dividing his army into three parts, in the second book of his life. Image taken from f. 148v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Mansur of Cordova from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 185v

Mansur of Cordova from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 185v

Detail of a miniature of the Saracens plundering and profaning the church of St James and the punishment of the Saracens, at the beginning of chapter 10 of 'Charlemagne' book 5. Image taken from f. 185v of Chro... more

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 152v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 152v

Miniature of Charlemagne welcoming pilgrims, with an illuminated initial 'H'(ous). Image taken from f. 152v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Pope from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 132

Pope from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 132

Miniature of the Pope saying Mass before Charlemagne and Hildegarde; he crowns their sons, with an illuminated initial 'P'(our). Image taken from f. 132 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 151

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 151

Detail of a miniature of Charlemagne building Aix cathedral. Image taken from f. 151 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 159

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 159

Miniature of Charlemagne receiving the relic of the crown of thorns. Image taken from f. 159 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 158v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 158v

Miniature of Charlemagne taking counsel, at the beginning of chapter 7 of 'Charlemagne' book 3. Image taken from f. 158v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 166

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 166

Miniature of Charlemagne opening the way to Spain. Image taken from f. 166 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 158v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 158v

Detail of a miniature of Charlemagne taking council, at the beginning of chapter 7 of 'Charlemagne' book 3. Image taken from f. 158v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 138v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 138v

Miniature of Charlemagne holding a parliament; Charlemagne burning a town; Constantine blinded. Image taken from f. 138v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Death of Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 194

Death of Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 194

Miniature of Charlemagne on his deathbed; Theodulph and Louis the Pious receiving the news; Theodulph meeting Louis the Pious, at the beginning of chapter 7 of 'Louis the Pious' book 1. Image taken from f. 194 ... more

Ganelon from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 177

Ganelon from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 177

Miniature of Ganelon before Marsile and Baligans, and their presents to Charlemagne. Image taken from f. 177 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Mansur of Cordova from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 185v

Mansur of Cordova from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 185v

Detail of a miniature of the Saracens plundering and profaning the church of St James (by defecating at the altar), at the beginning of chapter 10 of 'Charlemagne' book 5. Image taken from f. 185v of Chroniques... more

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 170

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 170

Miniature of Charlemagne and his court in camp, with an illuminated initial 'P'. Image taken from f. 170 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 189

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 189

Miniature of the meeting of two kings, and Charlemagne leaving Louis with the Queen. Image taken from f. 189 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 133v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 133v

Detail of a miniature of Charlemagne defeating Saxons. Image taken from f. 133v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 137

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 137

Miniature of Charlemagne dividing his army into two; Charlemagne taking two castles. Image taken from f. 137 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 130v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 130v

Detail of a miniature of Charlemagne holding a parliament; the Saxons submitting to Charlemagne; Charlemagne having the Saxons baptised. Image taken from f. 130v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Death of Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 194

Death of Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 194

Detail of a miniature of Charlemagne on his deathbed; Theodulph and Louis the Pious receiving the news; Theodulph meeting Louis the Pious, at the beginning of chapter 7 of 'Louis the Pious' book 1. Image taken ... more

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 165

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 165

Detail of a miniature of Charlemagne's visions of the Milky Way and James. Image taken from f. 165 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 133

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 133

Miniature of Charlemagne killing surrendered Saxons. Image taken from f. 133 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Saracens from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 155

Saracens from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 155

Miniature of Saracens sacking Jerusalem, the Patriarch of Jerusalem beofre Constantine, and Constantine sending envoys to Charlemagne. Image taken from f. 155 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Funeral of Roland from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 182v

Funeral of Roland from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 182v

Detail of a miniature of the funeral of Roland and the punishment of Ganelon, at the beginning of chapter 5 of 'Charlemagne' book 5. Image taken from f. 182v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Funeral of Roland from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 182v

Funeral of Roland from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 182v

Miniature of the funeral of Roland and the punishment of Ganelon, with a foliate initial 'L'(e), at the beginning of chapter 5 of 'Charlemagne' book 5. Image taken from f. 182v of Chroniques de France ou de St... more

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 133v

Charlemagne from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 133v

Miniature of Charlemagne defeating Saxons, with an illuminated initial 'Q'(uant). Image taken from f. 133v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis. Written in French.

Eardwulf of Northumbria from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 145v

Eardwulf of Northumbria from BL Royal 16 G VI, f. 145v

Miniature of Eardwulf of Northumbria visiting Charlemagne; Charlemagne sending envoys with him to Rome, in the second book of his life, with an illuminated initial 'A'(pres). Image taken from f. 145v of Chroniq... more

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

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

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

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

Detail of a miniature of Charles V of France receiving the book from the author, at the beginning of book 1. Image taken from f. 2 of Le Songe du Vergier. Written in French.

Burning of books from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 189

Burning of books from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 189

Detail of a miniature of heretical books and robes of the Turlupins burnt, at the beginning of chapter 38 of 'Charles V' book. Image taken from f. 189 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis (from 1270 to 1380).... more

Death of Charles V from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 215

Death of Charles V from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 215

Detail of a miniature of the deathbed of Charles V. Image taken from f. 215 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis (from 1270 to 1380). Written in French.

Baptism of Isabella from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 190v

Baptism of Isabella from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 190v

Detail of a miniature of the baptism of Isabella, the daughter of Charles V. Image taken from f. 190v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis (from 1270 to 1380). Written in French.

Birth of Louis, and burning of books from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 189

Birth of Louis, and burning of books from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 189

Miniature the birth of Louis, the second son of Charls V; miniature of heretical books and robes of the Turlupins burnt, at the beginning of chapter 38 of 'Charles V' book. Image taken from f. 189 of Chroniques... more

Execution from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 203v

Execution from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 203v

Detail of a miniature of Pierre du Tetre and Jacques de la Rue blindfolded on the scaffold, at the beginning of chapter 92 of 'Charles V' book. Image taken from f. 203v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis (f... more

Case, Cup
Case, Cup
Maximilian I., römisch-deutscher Kaiser

Maximilian I., römisch-deutscher Kaiser

Stecher: Leyden, Lucas Hugensz. van Radierer: Leyden, Lucas Hugensz. van

Maximilian I., römisch-deutscher Kaiser

Maximilian I., römisch-deutscher Kaiser

Stecher: Leyden, Lucas Hugensz. van Radierer: Leyden, Lucas Hugensz. van

Charlemagne from BL YT 28, f. 70

Charlemagne from BL YT 28, f. 70

Detail of a miniature of Charlemagne fighting with a Saracen on horseback, from Pseudo-Aristotle's Secreta secretorum. Image taken from f. 70 of Secreta secretorum (ff. 1-43); Il Tesoro (translation of Li Livr... more

Charlemagne from BL YT 28, f. 70

Charlemagne from BL YT 28, f. 70

Detail of a miniature of Charlemagne approaching a city in Italy on horseback, from Pseudo-Aristotle's Secreta secretorum. Image taken from f. 70 of Secreta secretorum (ff. 1-43); Il Tesoro (translation of Li L... more

Charlemagne from BL YT 28, f. 70

Charlemagne from BL YT 28, f. 70

Miniature of Charlemagne approaching a city in Italy on horseback; miniature of Charlemagne fighting with a Saracen on horseback, from Pseudo-Aristotle's Secreta secretorum. Image taken from f. 70 of Secreta se... more

Aubert and Ide, Robert the Devil, and Charlemagne from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 363

Aubert and Ide, Robert the Devil, and Charlemagne from BL Royal 15 E V...

Miniature of Aubert and Ide, Robert the Devil, and Charlemagne. Image taken from f. 363 of Poems and Romances (the 'Talbot Shrewsbury book'). Written in French.

Charlemagne receiving homage from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 86

Charlemagne receiving homage from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 86

Miniature of Charlemagne receiving homage, while Baudoin is killed with a chess board, with partial border. Image taken from f. 86 of Poems and Romances (the 'Talbot Shrewsbury book'). Written in French.

Regnault seizing Charlemagne from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 182

Regnault seizing Charlemagne from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 182

Miniature of Regnault seizing Charlemagne. Image taken from f. 182 of Poems and Romances (the 'Talbot Shrewsbury book'). Written in French.

Charlemagne and Fierabras with the relics from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 70

Charlemagne and Fierabras with the relics from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 70

Miniature of Charlemagne and Fierabras with the relics. Image taken from f. 70 of Poems and Romances (the 'Talbot Shrewsbury book'). Written in French.

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

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

Battle between Regnault and Charlemagne from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 181v

Battle between Regnault and Charlemagne from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 181v

Detail of a miniature of the battle between Regnault and Charlemagne. Image taken from f. 181v of Poems and Romances (the 'Talbot Shrewsbury book'). Written in French.

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

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

Detail of a miniature of the Valois kings, starting with Charles of Valois, son of Philippe le Bel, his son, Philip VI (1328-1350), the first Valois king, followed by John the Good (1350-1364), and Charles V th... more

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

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

Lower half of page: part of genealogical table, with the Valois kings John the Good (1350-1364), Charles V the Wise (1364-130), Charles VI (1380-1422), and below him, his daughter Catherine of France, rather th... more