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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 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 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

Historiated initial and border from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Historiated initial and border from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Illuminated border and Initial 'N'(octiam) with an unfinished drawing of a seated man (possibly Bede) writing at the desk holding a quill and a knife, and on the bar border, a quadruped (dragon?). Image taken f... 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

Coloured initials from BL Arundel 222, f. 36

Coloured initials from BL Arundel 222, f. 36

Coloured initials 'P'(rima) at the beginning of William of Malmesbury's De gestis pontificum Anglorum. Image taken from f. 36 of Prose Vita sancti Cuthberti (ff. 1-34v), two miracles from the Historia ecclesias... more

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

Coloured initials from BL Harley 1117, f. 43

Coloured initials from BL Harley 1117, f. 43

Coloured initials with the hymns for vespers on the day for the commemoration of the birth of Cuthbert. The words of the songs are written in black, while the terms identifying them (such as 'a' for 'antiphon',... more

Coloured initials from BL Royal 7 F VI, f. 43

Coloured initials from BL Royal 7 F VI, f. 43

Three coloured initials 'D'(um) and inscription 'Cirencestrie'. Image taken from f. 43 of Liber testimonium veteris testamenti (parts 1 and 3); Sermo (f. 117); In canticum canticorum (9 excerpts)(f. 117v). Writ... more

Coloured initials from BL Harley 1117, ff. 24v-25

Coloured initials from BL Harley 1117, ff. 24v-25

Coloured initials. Image taken from ff. 24v-25 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). Writte... more

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.

Coloured initials from BL Royal 7 F VI, f. 113

Coloured initials from BL Royal 7 F VI, f. 113

Detail of coloured initials 'V'(squequo) and 'H'(omo) in the lower right-hand column of the folio. Image taken from f. 113 of Liber testimonium veteris testamenti (parts 1 and 3); Sermo (f. 117); In canticum ca... more

Full-page architectural border from BL Harley 3046, f. 10

Full-page architectural border from BL Harley 3046, f. 10

Full-page architectural border in colours and gold with a large historiated initial 'D'(ominus) with Pope Gregory the Great, putti, Jerome and another Church father, and the arms of Ferdinand I of Aragon, king ... more

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 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.

Initials with colour wash from BL Harley 2965, ff. 3v-4

Initials with colour wash from BL Harley 2965, ff. 3v-4

Capitals and initials with colour wash at the end of Mark and the beginning of Luke. Image taken from ff. 3v-4 of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

Initials with colour wash from BL Harley 2965, f. 1

Initials with colour wash from BL Harley 2965, f. 1

Initials with colour wash, surrounded by dots in Mark 14:61. Image taken from f. 1 of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

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

Coloured initials from BL Arundel 155, f. 11v

Coloured initials from BL Arundel 155, f. 11v

Coloured initials. Image taken from f. 11v of Psalter and prayers ('The Eadui Psalter', 'The Arundel Psalter'). Written in Latin.

Added drawing from BL Harley 603, f. 29

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.

God from BL Harley 2803, f. 6v

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.

Decorated initials from BL Harley 2799, f. 128

Decorated initials from BL Harley 2799, f. 128

Detail of decorated initials 'LI'. Image taken from f. 128 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 initials from BL Harley 2799, f. 5

Decorated initials from BL Harley 2799, f. 5

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 Revelation)... more

Joel from BL Harley 2803, f. 267v

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

John from BL Harley 2799, f. 185v

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

Matthew from BL Harley 2799, f. 155

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

Isaiah from BL Harley 2803, f. 176

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.

Matthew from BL Harley 2799, f. 155

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

Jeremiah from BL Harley 2803, f. 226v

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.

Haggai from BL Harley 2803, f. 281

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

David harping from BL Eg 1139, f. 23v

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

Mark writing from BL Harley 2799, f. 166

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

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

Head of Amos from BL Harley 2803, f. 269

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.

Luke from BL Harley 2799, f. 173v

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

Zephaniah from BL Harley 2803, f. 279v

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

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.

Jonah from BL Harley 2803, f. 273

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

Malachi from BL Harley 2803, f. 286v

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.

John from BL Harley 2799, f. 185v

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

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 1044, f. 124

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 1044, f. 124

Decorated initials 'R'(epelle) and 'A'(d) in a 12th-century leaf from a Sacramentary. Image taken from f. 124 of Leaf from a Sacramentary. Written in Latin.

Mark writing from BL Harley 2799, f. 166

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

Ezekiel from BL Harley 2803, f. 229

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

Amos from BL Harley 2803, f. 269

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.

Hosea from BL Harley 2803, f. 264

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

Hosea from BL Harley 2803, f. 264

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.

Solomon from BL Harley 2799, f. 57v

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

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.

Habakkuk from BL Harley 2803, f. 278

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

Solomon from BL Harley 2799, f. 57v

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

Jeremiah from BL Harley 2803, f. 199

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

Creation from BL Harley 2803, f. 6v

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

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

Creation from BL Harley 2803, f. 6v

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

Job from BL Harley 2803, f. 288v

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.

Isaiah from BL Harley 2803, f. 176

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.

Micah from BL Harley 2803, f. 274

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.

Ezekiel from BL Harley 2803, f. 229

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

Historiated initials from BL Harley 2799, f. 40

Historiated initials from BL Harley 2799, f. 40

Three historiated initials 'D'(omine) with Christ, the Virgin and Child, and a bishop. Image taken from f. 40 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three... more

Nahum from BL Harley 2803, f. 276v

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.

Micah from BL Harley 2803, f. 274

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

Creation from BL Harley 2803, f. 6v

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

Amos from BL Harley 2803, f. 269

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

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

Jonah from BL Harley 2803, f. 273

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.

Illuminated initials. from BL Eg 1139, f. 48

Illuminated initials. from BL Eg 1139, f. 48

Illuminated initials. Image taken from f. 48 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Obadiah from BL Harley 2803, f. 272

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

Christ blessing from BL Harley 2660, f. 92v

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.

Decorated initials from BL Harley 3038, ff. 2v-3

Decorated initials from BL Harley 3038, ff. 2v-3

Decorated initials, and flyleaf. Image taken from ff. 2v-3 of Leviticus, glossed (ff. 7-58), and John, glossed, imperfect, with short thelogical treatises (ff. 3-7v). Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Harley 3038, ff. 7v-8

Decorated initials from BL Harley 3038, ff. 7v-8

Decorated initials. Image taken from ff. 7v-8 of Leviticus, glossed (ff. 7-58), and John, glossed, imperfect, with short thelogical treatises (ff. 3-7v). Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 1044, f. 133

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 1044, f. 133

Decorated initials from a 13th-century leaf with a quotation from Ecclesiaticus. Image taken from f. 133 of Leaf from a Missal(?) with part of the mass for one martyr. Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Harley 5958, f. 34

Decorated initials from BL Harley 5958, f. 34

Coloured initials in blue with pen-flourished decoration in red and blue. Image taken from f. 34 of Fragment of a leaf from a second half of the 13th century English Troper-Proser containing ‘Gloria’ trope and ... more

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 1044, f. 135

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 1044, f. 135

Decorated initials in a leaf from a 13th-century Missal. Image taken from f. 135 of Fragment of a leaf from a noted Missal, with part of the feast of Peter. Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Harley 5958, f. 81

Decorated initials from BL Harley 5958, f. 81

Coloured initials in red, blue, and green, with foliate decoration. Image taken from f. 81 of Fragment of a leaf from an early 13th century English Missal containing the Masses for St Chrysostom, St Catherin, S... more

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 1044, f. 132

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 1044, f. 132

Decorated initials in a leaf from a 13th-century Missal. Image taken from f. 132 of Fragment of a leaf with readings for the feast for Laurence. Written in Latin.

Flourished initials from BL Arundel 480, f. 7v

Flourished initials from BL Arundel 480, f. 7v

Flourished initials in Boniface VIII's Liber Sextus Decretalium; the left-hand margin with a pecia note: 'cor. fini. Iij^a^ pec. p.'. Image taken from f. 7v of Glossed Liber Sextus Decretalium. Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Arundel 480, f. 8

Decorated initials from BL Arundel 480, f. 8

Decorated initials. Image taken from f. 8 of Glossed Liber Sextus Decretalium. Written in Latin.

Detail: initials from BL Arundel 480, f. 8

Detail: initials from BL Arundel 480, f. 8

Detail of decorated initials. Image taken from f. 8 of Glossed Liber Sextus Decretalium. Written in Latin.

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

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, historiated initial and full border from BL Arundel 443, f....

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

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.

Puzzle initials from BL Eg 2569, f. 22

Puzzle initials from BL Eg 2569, f. 22

Puzzle initials 'I'(gitur) and 'B'(eata). Image taken from f. 22 of Lectionary from the Lives of the Saints, from 22 February to 10 August. Written in Latin and French.

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

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.

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

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.

Giles from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 128

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Zosimas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 228

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.

Irene from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 174

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.

Martin from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 99

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.

Martin from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 111

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Nicholas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 144

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.