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London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city stands on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea. London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core and financial centre − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits. The adjacent City of Westminster is an Inner London borough and has for centuries been the location of much of the national government. Thirty one additional boroughs north and south of the river also comprise modern London. London is governed by the mayor of London and the London Assembly.

London is one of the world's most important global cities. It exerts a considerable impact upon the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation. It is one of the largest financial centres. In 2019, London had the highest number of ultra high-net-worth individuals in Europe. London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe, and London is home to highly ranked institutions such as Imperial College London in natural and applied sciences, and the London School of Economics in social sciences. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted three modern Summer Olympic Games.

London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. Its estimated mid-2018 municipal population (corresponding to Greater London) was 8,908,081, the third-most populous of any city in Europe and accounts for 13.4% of the UK population. London's urban area is the third most populous in Europe, after Moscow and Paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The London commuter belt is the second-most populous in Europe, after the Moscow Metropolitan Area, with 14,040,163 inhabitants in 2016.

London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement in Greenwich where the Royal Observatory, Greenwich defines the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and The Shard. London has numerous museums, galleries, libraries and sporting events. These include the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and West End theatres. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.

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Italian Street Musicians

Italian Street Musicians

From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith:.. Then there is something irresistible in the bright glitter of his eyes, in. his cheerful gait, and his fascinating manners; While English... more

Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 & 3 Burgon Street, Carter Lane, London, E.C.

Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 ...

Poster showing map of British Isles behind text. Poster no. 23. Wt. 8936. 50M. 1632/12/14. Title from item.

Tanks on parade in London at the end of World War I, 1918

Tanks on parade in London at the end of World War I, 1918

Photographer: Thomas Frederick Scales .Tanks on parade in London at the end of World War I, 1918.Dry plate glass negative .Reference No. 1/2-014078-G.Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collect... more

William I Penny

William I Penny

Made in London, England

Presentation in the Temple from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 149

Presentation in the Temple from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 149

Detail of a miniature of the Presentation in the Temple, with Joseph carrying a basket containing three doves, and a woman holding a tall taper. Image taken from f. 149 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Wr... more

Saul from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 50

Saul from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 50

Detail of a lower register miniature of Saul and another child meeting maidens outside a city. Image taken from f. 50 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Moses showing the laws from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 26

Moses showing the laws from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 26

Detail of a lower register miniature of Moses showing the laws to the Israelites. Image taken from f. 26 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Creation of the animals from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 2

Creation of the animals from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 2

Miniature of God creating the animals. Image taken from f. 2 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Historiated initial from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 190v

Historiated initial from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 190v

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(xultate) of David playing the bells, at the beginning of Psalm 80. Image taken from f. 190v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Edmund from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 277

Edmund from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 277

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of the martyrdom of Edmund, tied to a tree and shot at by three men with arrows. Image taken from f. 277 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Hunting scene from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 155v

Hunting scene from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 155v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of women catching rabbits with a net and ferret. Image taken from f. 155v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Wrestling from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 161v

Wrestling from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 161v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two men wrestling, each mounted on another's shoulders. Image taken from f. 161v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Cranes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 123v

Cranes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 123v

Bas-de-page scene of four cranes, one of which is carrying a pebble in its claws in order to keep awake at night whilst on watch. Image taken from f. 123v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin... more

Gethsemane from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 244v

Gethsemane from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 244v

Detail of a miniature of four scenes from Gethsemane in quatrefoils: (top left) Christ praying, (top right) Christ finds the three disciples sleeping, (bottom left) Christ addresses those who have come to take ... more

Ebbo from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 206

Ebbo from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 206

Bas-de-page scene of Ebbo, the thief, surrounded by five figures, two of which bearing knives, and being supported by the Virgin for two days on the gallows, with a decorated initial 'D'(ominus). Image taken fr... more

Hippolytus from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 262v

Hippolytus from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 262v

Bas-de-page scene of Hippolytus being whipped by two men in the presence of a king, with two decorated initials: 'D'(omine) and 'M'(emento). Image taken from f. 262v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Writt... more

Dancing from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 166

Dancing from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 166

Bas-de-page scene of a young woman and a man, in the guise of a satyr, dancing together. Image taken from f. 166 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

The mother of Thomas of Canterbury from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 289

The mother of Thomas of Canterbury from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 289

Detail of a bas-de-page of the mother of Thomas of Canterbury being baptised, immersed in a large font, by two bishops. Image taken from f. 289 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with Fren... more

Men fighting from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 133

Men fighting from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 133

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two men fighting; one is riding a bull and armed with a spear, whilst the other is riding a horse and carrying a sword. Image taken from f. 133 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalt... more

Joseph from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 18

Joseph from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 18

Detail of a miniature of Joseph meeting his brothers, in the lower register. Image taken from f. 18 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Apes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 108

Apes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 108

Bas-de-page scene of a mother ape being pursued by two hunters, one with a horn; according to legend, she will carry her favourite child in her arms and her less favourite on her back, but will likely drop the ... more

Joseph and Jacob from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 18

Joseph and Jacob from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 18

Miniature of Joseph throwing chaff on the water, and Jacob seeing the wheat chaff and instructing his sons, in the upper register; and of Joseph meeting his brothers, in the lower register. Image taken from f. ... more

Hunting scene from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 154

Hunting scene from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 154

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a man with two greyhounds, one of whom is seizing a hare. Image taken from f. 154 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Theodore from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 276

Theodore from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 276

Bas-de-page scene of Theodore being crucified, with two men pulling away at his flesh with large forks. Image taken from f. 276 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Cosmas and Damian from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 268v

Cosmas and Damian from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 268v

Bas-de-page scene of Cosmas and Damian before a judge. Image taken from f. 268v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Clerk from Pisa from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 223v

Clerk from Pisa from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 223v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a devoted clerk from Pisa and a woman, being led on horseback to their wedding ceremony, assisted by one other on horseback and one other on foot. Image taken from f. 223v of Ps... more

Margaret's execution from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 313

Margaret's execution from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 313

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of Margaret being beheaded by a man with a raised sword and two men lying on the floor having been struck by lightning, with a decorated initial 'D'(eus). Image taken from f. 313 o... more

Two men swimming from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 170

Two men swimming from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 170

Bas-de-page scene of a man swimming, and another treading water. Image taken from f. 170 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Chrysogonus from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 279v

Chrysogonus from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 279v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of Chrysogonus before a king assisted by one other. Image taken from f. 279v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Hezekiah and Catherine from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 281v

Hezekiah and Catherine from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 281v

Historiated initial 'E'(go) with Hezekiah lying in bed with his hands raised in prayer below a cloud with the head of the Almighty, with a bas-de-page scene of Catherine being sent to prison. Image taken from f... more

Cecilia from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 277v

Cecilia from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 277v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of Cecilia before a king, assisted by a man, with a decorated initial 'L'(auda). Image taken from f. 277v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Combat between apes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 176

Combat between apes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 176

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a combat between apes ridden by other apes. Image taken from f. 176 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

David from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 57

David from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 57

Detail of a lower register miniature of David dining with Uriah. Image taken from f. 57 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Ostrich from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 114

Ostrich from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 114

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a man feeding horseshoes and nails to an ostrich. Image taken from f. 114 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Jonathan and David from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 51

Jonathan and David from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 51

Miniature of Jonathan killing Philistines and eating honey, in the upper register; miniature of the anointing of David, in the lower register. Image taken from f. 51 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Writt... more

Margaret's entombment from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 313v

Margaret's entombment from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 313v

Bas-de-page scene of Margaret laid in a tomb, with four surrounding figures and the Manus Dei, with two decorated initials: 'D'(eus) and 'I'(neffabilem). Image taken from f. 313v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psa... more

Abraham and Sarah from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 9

Abraham and Sarah from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 9

Detail of a miniature of Abraham and Sarah praying to God, in the upper register. Image taken from f. 9 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Moses placing the tables of the Law from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 27

Moses placing the tables of the Law from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 27

Detail of an upper register miniature of Moses placing the tables of the Law and sending Joshua and other Israelites to the promised land. Image taken from f. 27 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written i... more

Crow from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 130

Crow from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 130

Bas-de-page scene of a crow pecking at the eyes of a nude corpse. Image taken from f. 130 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Theophilus from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 205

Theophilus from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 205

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of the Virgin forcing the Devil to restore the deed by which Theophilus bartered his soul. Image taken from f. 205 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with Fre... more

Simon and Jude from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 273v

Simon and Jude from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 273v

Bas-de-page scene of Simon and Jude with three magicians, with a decorated initial 'B'(enedictus). Image taken from f. 273v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Clerk and devil from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 227v

Clerk and devil from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 227v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of how a devoted clerk called up the devil through the means of necromancy in order to help him win over the girl he loved. Image taken from f. 227v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psa... more

King's order from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 22v

King's order from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 22v

Detail of an upper register miniature of the king of Egypt demanding that all Jewish infants be killed. Image taken from f. 22v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Vincent from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 240

Vincent from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 240

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of Vincent being laid on a fire with his hands bounds, whilst the fire is provoked by a figure on each side. Image taken from f. 240 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written ... more

Solomon from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 64

Solomon from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 64

Miniature of the anointing of Solomon by Zadok and Nathan, in the upper register; and of David confirming Solomon's anointing, in the lower register. Image taken from f. 64 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter')... more

Three men playing from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 162

Three men playing from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 162

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of three men, two pushing against the other's raised foot. Image taken from f. 162 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Bob-cherry from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 166v

Bob-cherry from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 166v

Bas-de-page scene of four young men playing bob-cherry. Image taken from f. 166v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Catherine from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 282v

Catherine from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 282v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of Catherine before the emperor, assisted by two men. Image taken from f. 282v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Quintin from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 275

Quintin from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 275

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of Quintin being beheaded by a man with a raised sword. Image taken from f. 275 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Coronation of David from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 55v

Coronation of David from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 55v

Detail of a lower register miniature of the coronation of David. Image taken from f. 55v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Antelope from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 87v

Antelope from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 87v

Bas-de-page scene of an antelope drinking from a stream (according to legend, the River Euphrates), with an inhabited initial 'V'(erba). Image taken from f. 87v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in... more

September from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 79v

September from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 79v

Detail of a miniature of wine-making, on a calendar page for September. Image taken from f. 79v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Group of figures from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 299v

Group of figures from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 299v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two women speaking to three men. Image taken from f. 299v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Agnes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 238v

Agnes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 238v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of an assisted Agnes before a judge. Image taken from f. 238v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Lion and griffin from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 145v

Lion and griffin from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 145v

Bas-de-page scene of a griffin attacking a lion. Image taken from f. 145v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Joseph interpreting dreams from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 16v

Joseph interpreting dreams from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 16v

Detail of a lower register miniature of Joseph interpreting dreams for the king of Egypt. Image taken from f. 16v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Candle from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 220

Candle from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 220

Bas-de-page scene of the Virgin holding out a candle to a virtuous drowning girl. Image taken from f. 220 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Mermaids from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 191

Mermaids from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 191

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two mermaids, one with a harp, the other with a trumpet and mirror. Image taken from f. 191 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Musicians from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 179

Musicians from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 179

Bas-de-page scene of three musicians, two with trumpets, a third with cymbals. Image taken from f. 179 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

John and Abbot of Pontigny from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 295v

John and Abbot of Pontigny from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 295v

Historiated initial 'B'(enedictus) with John the Baptist with the Agnus Dei standing on a hill, and Pharisees questioning him, with a bas-de-page scene of Thomas Becket being welcomed by the Abbot of Pontigny. ... more

Denis from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 271

Denis from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 271

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of Denis being beheaded by a man with a raised sword, then carrying his severed head in his hands. Image taken from f. 271 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, ... more

Clement from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 279

Clement from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 279

Bas-de-page scene of Clement being cast into the sea by a man, with a decorated initial 'C'(antate). Image taken from f. 279 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Grotesque and horse from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 137

Grotesque and horse from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 137

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a winged lion-like grotesque biting the neck of a kneeling horse. Image taken from f. 137 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Thare from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 8

Thare from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 8

Detail of a miniature of Thare making idols, in the lower register. Image taken from f. 8 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Grotesque knight from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 148

Grotesque knight from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 148

Bas-de-page scene of a grotesque knight encountering two snails. Image taken from f. 148 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Knight and Saracen from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 150

Knight and Saracen from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 150

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of an armoured knight fighting with a Saracen on horseback. Image taken from f. 150 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Ibis from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 99

Ibis from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 99

Bas-de-page scene of an ibis feeding on carrion, pecking at the severed leg of a horse. Image taken from f. 99 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Joshua returning from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 27

Joshua returning from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 27

Detail of a lower register miniature of Joshua and his scouts returning from the promised land with fruits. Image taken from f. 27 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Sirens from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 97

Sirens from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 97

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two sirens (one winged) attacking the sleeping crew of a ship. Image taken from f. 97 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Margaret's execution from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 312

Margaret's execution from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 312

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of Margaret being led off to execution, with three women following her. Image taken from f. 312 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Blank folio from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 83v

Blank folio from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 83v

Blank folio. Image taken from f. 83v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Hunting scene from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 152

Hunting scene from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 152

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two dogs hunting a stag. Image taken from f. 152 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Jepthah from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 40

Jepthah from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 40

Detail of an upper register miniature of Jepthah and the worship of an idol and of God. Image taken from f. 40 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Man fighting a dragon from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 163

Man fighting a dragon from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 163

Bas-de-page scene of a man with a sword and small round shield fighting a dragon. Image taken from f. 163 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Three in a boat from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 169v

Three in a boat from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 169v

Bas-de-page scene of a swimming master standing up in a boat, indicating the direction to two pupils. Image taken from f. 169v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Ill monk from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 231

Ill monk from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 231

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of the Virgin Mary restoring an ill monk with her milk. Image taken from f. 231 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Vincent from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 240

Vincent from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 240

Bas-de-page scene of Vincent being laid on a fire with his hands bounds, whilst the fire is provoked by a figure on each side. Image taken from f. 240 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, wi... more

Miracle of the Virgin from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 211

Miracle of the Virgin from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 211

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a monk painting a fresco of the Virgin Mary; his ladder is broken by the devil but he is then rescued by the Virgin. Image taken from f. 211 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'... more

Fulica from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 109v

Fulica from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 109v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a fulica (a kind of bird), crouching on the water, where it makes its nest. Image taken from f. 109v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Devil and Knight from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 216v

Devil and Knight from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 216v

Bas-de-page scene of a knight bargaining with the devil to bring back his wife, with a decorated initial 'B'(enedic). Image taken from f. 216v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with Frenc... more

Lion from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 182v

Lion from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 182v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a man leading a tame lion by a rope. Image taken from f. 182v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Barnabas from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 251

Barnabas from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 251

Bas-de-page scene of Barnabas being lying on a fire provoked by two men, with a zoomorphic initial 'I'(nignos). Image taken from f. 251 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Women jousting from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 197v

Women jousting from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 197v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two women with lances and shields, jousting on horseback. Image taken from f. 197v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Joshua speaking to God from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 29v

Joshua speaking to God from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 29v

Detail of an upper register miniature of Joshua speaking to God, and distributing his winnings among the Patriarchs. Image taken from f. 29v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French ... more

Vitalis from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 248

Vitalis from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 248

Bas-de-page scene of Vitalis being buried alive by two men with spades, as ordered by the judge, with a decorated initial 'M'(anus). Image taken from f. 248 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Lat... more

Women with tambourines from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 182

Women with tambourines from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 182

Bas-de-page scene of two women playing tambourines, with a decorated initial 'A'(ttendite). Image taken from f. 182 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Peacocks from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 124v

Peacocks from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 124v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two peacocks. Image taken from f. 124v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Adoration of the Magi from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 112v

Adoration of the Magi from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 112v

Miniature of the Adoration of the Magi, flanked by female saints in niches, preceding Psalm 26, with an historiated initial 'D'(ominus) of David pointing to his eyes, before the lord, and a bas-de-page scene of... more

Simon and Jude from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 274

Simon and Jude from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 274

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of Simon and Jude being beaten by two men with bats, with the devil emerging from a broken statue. Image taken from f. 274 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, ... more

Unicorn from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 101

Unicorn from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 101

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a unicorn being speared by a hunter as it rests in the lap of a virgin. Image taken from f. 101 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Two grotesques from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 132

Two grotesques from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 132

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two grotesques fighting. Image taken from f. 132 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Ape from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 107

Ape from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 107

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two hunters trying to catch an ape. Image taken from f. 107 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

David and Bathsheba from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 57

David and Bathsheba from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 57

Miniature of David and Bathsheba lying together in bed, in the upper register; and of David dining with Uriah, in the lower register. Image taken from f. 57 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Lat... more

Christina from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 257

Christina from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 257

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of Christina being held by two men, one of whom stabs her. Image taken from f. 257 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.