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Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 59

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 59

Puzzle initial 'M'(inuciaru[m]) with pen-flourishing developing into a 'J-border', at the beginning of a treatise on vulgar fractions attributed to Johannes Anglicus. Image taken from f. 59 of Various calendari... More

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 59

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 59

Detail of a puzzle initial 'M'(inuciaru[m]) with pen-flourishing developing into a 'J-border', at the beginning of a treatise on vulgar fractions attributed to Robertus Anglicus. Image taken from f. 59 of Vario... More

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 332, f. 158

Puzzle initial 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

Puzzle initials with penwork flourishing from BL Burn 298, f. 1

Puzzle initials with penwork flourishing from BL Burn 298, f. 1

Puzzle initials ' V'(iro) and 'V'(ultis) of the preface and beginning of Bernard of Clairvaux's De diligendo deo, in red and blue with delicate, elaborate penwork flourishing. Image taken from f. 1 of Gospel of... More

Puzzle intial from BL Eg 614, f. 35v

Puzzle intial from BL Eg 614, f. 35v

Puzzle intial 'D'(ixit) at the beginning of Psalm 52. Image taken from f. 35v of Psalter, a metrical version (the Surtees Psalter version). Written in English with Latin headings.

Puzzle initials from BL Eg 811, f. 1

Puzzle initials from BL Eg 811, f. 1

Puzzle initials. Image taken from f. 1 of Le livre du gouvernement des princes (De regimine principum). Written in French.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3111, f. 111v

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3111, f. 111v

Puzzle initial 'P'(romissiones) with pen-flourishing at the beginning of book 17 in Augustine's De civitate dei. A 13th-century hand has corrected the capitula list in the lower margin. Image taken from f. 111v... More

Puzzle initials from BL Arundel 288, f. 84

Puzzle initials from BL Arundel 288, f. 84

Puzzle initials 'A' (ses), 'E'(n), and 'O'(re), at the beginning of a discourse of the pains of Purgatory. Image taken from f. 84 of Miscellany, on the Passion, etc., much of it in verse. Written in French, Eng... More

Puzzle initials from BL Sloane 2806, ff. 24v-25

Puzzle initials from BL Sloane 2806, ff. 24v-25

Puzzle initials 'T'(out) and 'D'(es), and cadels, in Richard de Fournival's Medicine. Image taken from ff. 24v-25 of Medical treatise. Written in French.

Puzzle initials from BL Royal 1 A X, f. 10

Puzzle initials from BL Royal 1 A X, f. 10

Puzzle initials 'M'(atheu) and 'T'(he) at the beginning of the Gospel of Matthew. Image taken from f. 10 of New Testament, the later Wycliffite version. Written in English.

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.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1608, f. 3

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1608, f. 3

Puzzle initial 'E'(dwardus). Image taken from f. 3 of Brief register of the chancery of Edward I (Registrum Brevium de Cancellaria Regis Edwardi I). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Burn 223, f. 46v

Puzzle initial from BL Burn 223, f. 46v

Puzzle initial 'P'(rebuerat), at the beginning of Book 6 of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Image taken from f. 46v of Metamorphoses. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initials from BL Harley 2351, f. 237v

Puzzle initials from BL Harley 2351, f. 237v

Puzzle initials for prologues and beginning of Amos. Image taken from f. 237v of Bible, including the Interpretation of Hebrew Names, imperfect. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initials from BL Royal 6 E IX, f. 1

Puzzle initials from BL Royal 6 E IX, f. 1

Puzzle initials 'S'(edes) and 'C'(ur). Image taken from f. 1 of Address in verse to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, from the town of Prato in Tuscany (the 'Regia Carmina'). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 433, f. 80

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 433, f. 80

Puzzle initial 'V'(etus) in Isidore of Seville's Etymologiae. Image taken from f. 80 of Exposition of Hebrew names (ff. 3-043v); Etymologiae, imperfect (ff. 44-193v); Homiliae [XIX] in Ecclesiasten (ff. 194-223... More

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3028, f. 2v

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3028, f. 2v

Puzzle initial 'E'(vangelium) at the beginning of Augustine's 'Sermones de verbis Domini et apostoli'. Image taken from f. 2v of Various works including 'Sermones de verbis Domini et apostoli'. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 2622, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 2622, f. 2

Puzzle initial 'F'(ilius) at the beginning of mnemonic verses on the calendar, with explanations in prose. Image taken from f. 2 of Mathematical and other treatises, including Chaucer's Treatise of the astrolab... More

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 19 B VII, f. 142

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 19 B VII, f. 142

Puzzle initial 'C' with pen-flourishing in a leaf pattern. Decorated initials. Image taken from f. 142 of Lancelot du Lac (imperfect at the beginning and end). Written in French.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4830, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4830, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'C'(omo) with pen-flourishing including a J-border at the beginning of the text. Image taken from f. 1 of Laws of the city of Avignon. Written in Provençal (langue d'oc).

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 162, f. 4v

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 162, f. 4v

Puzzle initial. Image taken from f. 4v of Medical miscellany (ends imperfectly), including Hippocrates' Prognostica. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3235, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3235, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'R'(eferu[n]t) with pen-flourishing in the same colours extending into the margins, smaller flourished initial. Image taken from f. 1 of Homilies on Matthew (index In Matthaeum) (ff. 1-147v); Ser... More

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 737, f. 31

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 737, f. 31

Puzzle initial. Image taken from f. 31 of Les Ethiques d'Aristote. Written in French.

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 325, f. 36

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 325, f. 36

Puzzle initial 'B'(onorum), at the beginning of Aristotle's De anima. Image taken from f. 36 of De generatione et corruptione (ff. 1-23); De memoria et reminiscentia (ff. 23v-26v); De sensu et sensato (ff. 27-3... More

Stylised puzzle initial from BL Burn 300, f. 46v

Stylised puzzle initial from BL Burn 300, f. 46v

Stylised puzzle initial 'I'(n) at the beginning of Bernard of Clairvaux's sermon for the vigil of saints Peter and Paul. Image taken from f. 46v of Various sermons (labelled as those from Easter to Advent), wit... More

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4949, f. 69v

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4949, f. 69v

Puzzle initial 'B'(eatas) with pen-flourishing including foliate motifs extending between the columns and into the margins, at the beginning of book 8 of Hilary's De Trinitate. Image taken from f. 69v of De Tri... More

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4871, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4871, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'C'(ome) with pen-flourishing forming a three-sided border, at the beginning of the text. Image taken from f. 1 of Nova Statuta (index Statutes of England, Statuta Angliae, Statute book), for the... More

Puzzle initial from BL Stowe 67, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Stowe 67, f. 2

Puzzle initial 'N' at the beginning of a chronicle. Image taken from f. 2 of Chronicle from Noah to Henry IV, and a list of kings from William I to Henry VI (f. 71r-v). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Sloane 1613, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Sloane 1613, f. 2

Puzzle initial 'M'(ulti), at the beginning of Bernardus's Meditationes piisimae de cognitione humanae. Image taken from f. 2 of Meditationes piisimae de cognitione humanae, etc. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 659, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 659, f. 2

Puzzle initial Image taken from f. 2 of New Testament Commentary. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial and border from BL Arundel 294, f. 30

Puzzle initial and border from BL Arundel 294, f. 30

Puzzle initial 'G'(odt), and partial border, at the beginning of Terce in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 30 of Book of Hours. Written in Dutch.

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 871, f. 284v

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 871, f. 284v

Puzzle initial 'A(nno), with penwork decoration in the form of leaves. Image taken from f. 284v of Polychronicon to the year 1352, with table. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 1117, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 1117, f. 1

Puzzle initial with penwork flourishing, and in the lower margin, the ownership inscription 'James Orchard Halliwell No. 220'. Image taken from f. 1 of Lives of saints, 28 miracles of the Virgin, and Henry of S... More

Puzzle initial and flourished initial from BL Arundel 182, f. 1v

Puzzle initial and flourished initial from BL Arundel 182, f. 1v

Puzzle initial and flourished initial 'Q'(uia), at the beginning of Henricus de Uriamria's Flores. Image taken from f. 1v of Liber de perfectione spirituali (incomplete). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 287, f. 76

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 287, f. 76

Puzzle initial 'F' with pen-flourishing, at the beginning of I Kings. Image taken from f. 76 of Bible with prologues (ff. 1-373), with the Interpretations of Hebrew names (ff. 373v-405). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 655, f. 14

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 655, f. 14

Puzzle initial 'I(n historico) with reserved designs and pen-flourishing including 'J-borders'. Image taken from f. 14 of Polychronicon ending in 1345, including the Vita Merlini (ff. 200v-204v). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial and decorated border from BL Arundel 384, f. 78

Puzzle initial and decorated border from BL Arundel 384, f. 78

Puzzle initial 'T', decorated initial 'C', and decorated border. Image taken from f. 78 of Miscellany, including Convertimini (ff. 28-77v); Moralitates (ff. 78-94); Lumen anime; De regimine principum (ff. 136-2... More

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 665, f. 63

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 665, f. 63

Puzzle initial. Image taken from f. 63 of Isidore, Etymologiae. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3937, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3937, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'E'(dward). Image taken from f. 1 of Statuta Angliae(index Statutes of England; Statute book), including Magna Charta, Charters of Edward III, various statutes, and the Treatise on the Laws of En... More

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 93, f. 3v

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 93, f. 3v

Puzzle initial 'M'. Image taken from f. 3v of Bibliotheca historiarum, in the translation of Poggio Bracciolini. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Sloane 2409, f. 18

Puzzle initial from BL Sloane 2409, f. 18

Puzzle initial 'P'(rimo), and zoomorphic cadels, in the Remedies. Image taken from f. 18 of Remedies (begins and ends imperfectly). Written in French.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3600, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3600, f. 2

Puzzle initial 'P'(ost) at the beginning of the prologue and ownership inscription by William Petyt (b. 1636, d. 1707). Image taken from f. 2 of Polychronicon (to the coronation of Henry VI in 1429). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3291, f. 145v

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3291, f. 145v

Puzzle initial 'A'(bho[m]inacio) with pen-flourishing at the beginning of the list of contents. Image taken from f. 145v of Homilies on Matthew (index In Matthaeum) (imperfect), with list of contents (ff. 145v-... More

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 387, f. 33

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 387, f. 33

Puzzle initial 'A'(pocalipsis) with penwork decoration and pen-flourishing, at the beginning of Revelation. Image taken from f. 33 of Glossed Catholic Epistles (ff. 1-32v), Apocalypse (ff. 33-68v), and Pauline ... More

Puzzle initial from BL Sloane 342, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Sloane 342, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'C'(um). Image taken from f. 1 of Medical miscellany. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Sloane 277, f. 34

Puzzle initial from BL Sloane 277, f. 34

Puzzle initial 'T'(hou). Image taken from f. 34 of Medical miscellany, including Chirurgy, begins imperfectly at chapter 21. Written in English.

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 190, f. 91v

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 190, f. 91v

Puzzle initial 'P'(ost), at the beginning of book 21 of Vincentius Bellovacensis's Speculi historialis. Image taken from f. 91v of Speculum historiale, 19-21 (begins and ends imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL King's 23, f. 133v

Puzzle initial from BL King's 23, f. 133v

Flourished puzzle initial 'F'(inem) at the beginning of Cicero's Epistolae ad familiares, book 12. Image taken from f. 133v of Epistolae ad familiares. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 665, f. 3

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 665, f. 3

Puzzle initial and decorated border. Image taken from f. 3 of Isidore, Etymologiae. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 6333, f. 30

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 6333, f. 30

Puzzle initial 'I'(n the bigi[n]nyng) with pen-flourishing including foliate motifs extending into the margins at the beginning of the Harmony of the Gospels attributed to 'Clement of Lantonye'. Image taken fro... More

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 274, f. 122

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 274, f. 122

Puzzle initial 'P'(helomena) with penwork decoration. Image taken from f. 122 of Musical miscellany. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 2742, f. 32v

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 2742, f. 32v

Puzzle initial 'I'(nde) with pen-flourishing at the beginning of book 10. Image taken from f. 32v of Metamorphoses (imperfect). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 6 E IX, f. 17

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 6 E IX, f. 17

Puzzle initial 'H'(oc). Image taken from f. 17 of Address in verse to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, from the town of Prato in Tuscany (the 'Regia Carmina'). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initials from BL Arundel 446, f. 1

Puzzle initials from BL Arundel 446, f. 1

2 puzzle initials 'A', at the beginning of the Alphabetical legal dictionary. Image taken from f. 1 of Vocabularium iuris utirusque (ff. 1-92); Lectura on usury (ff. 93-164v). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Sloane 3096, ff. 69v-70

Puzzle initial from BL Sloane 3096, ff. 69v-70

Puzzle initial 'C'(um) with decorated extensions, at the beginning of Gerardus Cremonensis's Super viaticum; colophon. Image taken from ff. 69v-70 of Super viaticum. Written in Latin.

Inhabited puzzle initial including a reading figure. from BL Eg 839, f. 5

Inhabited puzzle initial including a reading figure. from BL Eg 839, f...

Inhabited puzzle initial including a reading figure. Image taken from f. 5 of Liber de Apibus, etc. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 672, f. 62v

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 672, f. 62v

Puzzle initial. Image taken from f. 62v of Travels (index Voyage d'outre mer, Itinerarium). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1287, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1287, f. 2

Puzzle initial 'F(rat[er]) at the beginning of the Prologue to Genesis. Image taken from f. 2 of Bible. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 398, f. 3

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 398, f. 3

Puzzle initial 'A'(d) with penwork decoration in foliate forms at the beginning of the prologue to a Life of Thomas Becket. Image taken from f. 3 of Vita Sancti Thomae Becket. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 13 A XIV, f. 198

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 13 A XIV, f. 198

Puzzle initial 'O'(mnibus), at the beginning of the Historia Mongalorum. Image taken from f. 198 of Topographia Hiberniae, Expugnatio Hibernica (see notes for complete list). Written in Latin and French.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4093, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4093, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'G'(loriosa) with pen-flourishing at the beginning of the book. Image taken from f. 1 of Commentary on Augustine's De civitate dei. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Add 25434, f. 80v

Puzzle initial from BL Add 25434, f. 80v

Puzzle initial 'A' with penwork decoration and pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 80v of Les Prophecies de Merlin, imperfect. Written in French.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1914, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1914, f. 2

Large puzzle initial 'I'(ncipiamus) in red and blue with pen-flourishing in the same colours extending into the margins Image taken from f. 2 of Breviarium medicinae (also called Practica Serapionis), with an a... More

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1710, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1710, f. 2

Puzzle initial 'H'(ere) and full border. Image taken from f. 2 of Lectionary, in the earlier Wycliffite version. Written in English, with rubrics in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 178, f. 59v

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 178, f. 59v

Puzzle initial 'P'(eccator) with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 59v of Orationes sive Meditationes. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 652, f. 204

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 652, f. 204

Puzzle initial, at the beginning of the Capitula statutorum predictorum. Image taken from f. 204 of Law treatise called Britton, and other law treatises, statutes, etc. Written in French and Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 219, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 219, f. 2

Puzzle initial 'R'(everentissimo) with penwork decoration and decorated extensions, at the beginning of Thomas Becket's Epistolae. Image taken from f. 2 of Collectio epistolarum S. Thomae Cantuariensis. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 3759, f. 5v

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 3759, f. 5v

Puzzle initial 'P'(uer) at the beginning of the music for Christmas day. Image taken from f. 5v of Gradual of Crowland abbey, imperfect ('The Crowland Gradual'). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial and engraving from BL Harley 6919, ff. 21v-22

Puzzle initial and engraving from BL Harley 6919, ff. 21v-22

Puzzle initial and full-page engraving showing Christ in Majesty. Image taken from ff. 21v-22 of Contemplacioun of Synnaris (index Contemplation of Sinners), poem in royal stanzas. Written in English.

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 6 E IX, f. 9v

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 6 E IX, f. 9v

Puzzle initial 'I'(gnem). Image taken from f. 9v of Address in verse to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, from the town of Prato in Tuscany (the 'Regia Carmina'). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 438, f. 83v

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 438, f. 83v

Detail of puzzle initial. Image taken from f. 83v of Decretals; Statutes; Constitutions; etc. (imperfect at the beginning). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 741, f. 179

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 741, f. 179

Puzzle initial 'Q'(uid) with a partial border. Image taken from f. 179 of Various secular and ecclesistical statutes from the reign of Edward III, including a copy of a charter of Edward II containing liberites... More

Puzzle initial with pen-flourishing from BL Harley 1027, f. 4

Puzzle initial with pen-flourishing from BL Harley 1027, f. 4

Puzzle initial 'U' with pen-flourishing extending into the margin at the beginning of the Statutes of Exeter Cathedral. Image taken from f. 4 of Statutes of Exeter cathedral, from William [Warelwast, 1110 ?] to... More

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1770, f. 158

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1770, f. 158

Puzzle initial 'B'(eatus) at the beginning of a metrical version of the Psalms in Middle English. Image taken from f. 158 of Psalter in Latin with a parallel French translation, imperfect, with the Athanasian C... More

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 185, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 185, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'A'(lexander), at the beginning of Aristoteles's Epistola Ypocratis ad Alexandrum. Image taken from f. 1 of Epistola Ypocratis ad Alexandrum (ends imperfectly). Written in Latin and German.

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 5 C IX, f. 114

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 5 C IX, f. 114

Large puzzle initial 'P' with penwork decoration in the form of leaves. Image taken from f. 114 of Enarrationes in Psalmos 1-50. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 453, f. 31

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 453, f. 31

Puzzle initial 'P' and flourished display script 'Ulpianus', in Justinian's Digestum Novum. Image taken from f. 31 of Glossed Digestum Novum, preceeded by an added table of contents (ff. 1-2v). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 2421, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 2421, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'A'(llas) with pen-flourishing at the beginning of the book. Image taken from f. 1 of The Consolation of Philosophy (index De consolatione philosophiae). Written in English and Latin (only rubrics).

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 2866, f. 12

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 2866, f. 12

Puzzle initial 'K'(arissime). Image taken from f. 12 of Prayer beginning, 'Omnipotens deus qui unigenitum suum hodierna die', recapitulations of the Old and New Testaments (ff. 2-11), ordination rites for monks... More

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 143, f. 1v

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 143, f. 1v

Puzzle initial 'A'(pocalipsis), in Haimo Halberstatensis's In Apocalypsim. Image taken from f. 1v of In Apocalypsim (ff. 1-106), In Cantica Canticorum (ff. 107-135v). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial. from BL Sloane 1086, f. 24v

Puzzle initial. from BL Sloane 1086, f. 24v

Puzzle initial 'D'(ominus) at the beginning of Psalm 26. Image taken from f. 24v of Leaf of a Psalter, in the Gallican version, including Psalms 26-32, imperfect, and bound with the recto as the verso. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 6 E IX, f. 16

Puzzle initial from BL Royal 6 E IX, f. 16

Puzzle initial 'R'(ex). Image taken from f. 16 of Address in verse to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, from the town of Prato in Tuscany (the 'Regia Carmina'). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1676, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1676, f. 2

Puzzle initial 'D'(omino) at the beginning of Constantinus Africanus's Theorica Pantegni. Image taken from f. 2 of Theorica Pantegni, in 10 books (index In theorica pantegni, The Whole Art). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3555, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3555, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'V'(oi) and coat of arms of the Grimaldi family: ~fusily~, ~gules~ and ~argent~, with the initials 'R' and 'G' on either side. Image taken from f. 1 of Rime. Written in Italian.

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 458, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 458, f. 2

Puzzle initial 'R'(everentissimo) at the beginning of Gregory the Great's Moralia in Job. Image taken from f. 2 of Moralia in Job (ff. 2-61v). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 455, f. 103

Puzzle initial from BL Lansdowne 455, f. 103

Puzzle initial 'P'(aul) with penwork decoration in the form of leaves, at the beginning of Romans. Image taken from f. 103 of New Testament, in the later Wycliffite version, with prologues, and lessons from Adv... More

Detail: Puzzle initial and border decoration from BL Arundel 64, f. 1

Detail: Puzzle initial and border decoration from BL Arundel 64, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'U'(sque) with penwork decoration, and part of the border decoration around the two columns, at the beginning of Johannes de Hesdinio's Commentarius amplissimus in librum Job. Image taken from f.... More

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 652, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 652, f. 1

Puzzle initial. Image taken from f. 1 of Manipulus florum. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4984, f. 3v

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4984, f. 3v

Puzzle initial 'I'(gitur) with penwork decoration, followed by display script, at the beginning of Sulpicius Severus' 'Vita Martini Turonensis'. Image taken from f. 3v of Texts on the life, miracles and transla... More

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 493, f. 79

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 493, f. 79

Puzzle initial 'B'(onifacius), at the beginning of Bonifatius's Liber sextus Decretalium. Image taken from f. 79 of Quaestationes Disputatae (ends imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3245, f. 2

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3245, f. 2

Puzzle initial 'O'(ssa). Image taken from f. 2 of Glosses on the twelve minor prophets (index Postillae in XII prophetas minores). Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 817, f. 4

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 817, f. 4

Large puzzle initial 'Q'(ue). Image taken from f. 4 of De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliæ. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3211, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3211, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'Q'(uaeritur utrum theologia sit scientia). Image taken from f. 1 of Summa Theologiae in four books with an index (ff. 145-155). Written in Latin.

Flourished initials and puzzle initial from BL Arundel 381, ff. 2v-3

Flourished initials and puzzle initial from BL Arundel 381, ff. 2v-3

Flourished initials and puzzle initial, at the beginning of the Tabula theologie. Image taken from ff. 2v-3 of Tabula theologie. Written in Latin.

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 240, f. 1

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 240, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'Q'(uia) with penwork decoration and pen-flourishing, at the beginning of Thomas of Erfurt's Summa curiae regis. Image taken from f. 1 of Summa curiae regis, and others. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Stowe 8, f. 14

Puzzle initial from BL Stowe 8, f. 14

Puzzle initial 'D'(e) with penwork decoration of leaves. Image taken from f. 14 of In unum ex quatuor, with capitula and tables (ff. 3v-13v) and prefaces, table of lessons (ff. 190-191v), and glossary of names ... More

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1620, f. 16

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 1620, f. 16

Puzzle initial 'A'(nno) with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 16 of Chronica maiora. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 141, f. 18

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 141, f. 18

Puzzle initial 'O'(mais) with a lion, Thomas Cantimpre's De apibus. Image taken from f. 18 of De apibus. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 294, f. 77v

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 294, f. 77v

Puzzle initial 'O' (here), in the seven Hours of the Holy Cross. Image taken from f. 77v of Book of Hours. Written in Dutch.

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4901, f. 1

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 4901, f. 1

Puzzle initial 'H'(orarum) with red pen-flourishing at the beginning of the sermons of Anthony of Padua. Image taken from f. 1 of Sermons on the Epistles and the Gospels (Sermones in Epistolas et Evangelia) (im... More

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