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Profile of a Bearded Man

Profile of a Bearded Man

Made in Rouen, France

Head of a Woman

Head of a Woman

Made in Rouen

Glass Fragment

Glass Fragment

Made in Rouen (?), France

Panel with Two Apostles

Panel with Two Apostles

Made in Rouen, France

Glass Fragment

Glass Fragment

Made in Rouen, France

Artemisia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 69

Artemisia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 69

Detail of a miniature of Artemisia defeating the Rhodians. Image taken from f. 69 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Proba from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 113v

Proba from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 113v

Detail of a miniature of Proba with her books. Image taken from f. 113v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Queen with four women from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 3v

Queen with four women from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 3v

Detail of a miniatureof a queen with four women playing musical instruments. Image taken from f. 3v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Nicaula from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 53v

Nicaula from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 53v

Detail of a miniature of Nicaula, queen of the Ethiopians, and her savage followers at Solomon's court. Image taken from f. 53v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nob... more

Mithridates VI and Hypsicratea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 91v

Mithridates VI and Hypsicratea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 91v

Detail of a miniature of Mithridates VI and Hypiscratea in armour on horseback. Image taken from f. 91v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Writte... more

Harmonia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 82

Harmonia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 82

Detail of a miniature of the death of Harmonia. Image taken from f. 82 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Flora from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 77v

Flora from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 77v

Miniature of the festival of the goddess Flora. Image taken from f. 77v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Lavinius from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 47v

Lavinius from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 47v

Detail of a miniature of Lavinius nursing Julius Silvius, and Ascanius giving up the crown. Image taken from f. 47v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renom... more

Manto from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 33

Manto from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 33

Detail of a miniature of Manto, the daughter of Tiresias, stirring a fire. Image taken from f. 33 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Text page from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 4

Text page from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 4

Text page. Image taken from f. 4 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Hecuba from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 37

Hecuba from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 37

Detail of a miniature of Hecuba viewing the slaughter of Priam and her children. Image taken from f. 37 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Writte... more

Penelope from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 45v

Penelope from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 45v

Detail of a miniature of Penelope weaving, and the slaughter of her suitors. Image taken from f. 45v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Epicharis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 109

Epicharis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 109

Detail of a miniature of the torture of Epicharis. Image taken from f. 109 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Engeldruda from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 122

Engeldruda from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 122

Detail of a miniature of Engeldruda being given in marriage to Guido by Emperor Otho. Image taken from f. 122 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). ... more

Arachne from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 21v

Arachne from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 21v

Detail of a miniature of Arachne weaving on a loom. Image taken from f. 21v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Messenger presenting a letter from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 3v

Messenger presenting a letter from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 3v

Detail of a miniature of a messenger presenting a letter to a lady. Image taken from f. 3v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Virginia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 76v

Virginia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 76v

Detail of a miniature of Virginia in the temple of Pudicitia. Image taken from f. 76v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Constantia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 123

Constantia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 123

Detail of a miniature of the marriage of Constantia to the Emperor Henry VI. Image taken from f. 123 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Pocris from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 30v

Pocris from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 30v

Detail of a miniature of Pocris receiving money, and being shot by Cephalus. Image taken from f. 30v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Sempronia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 93

Sempronia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 93

Detail of a miniature of Sempronia, with a book, desk and musical instruments, being embraced by a man. Image taken from f. 93 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobl... more

Hypermnestra from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 16v

Hypermnestra from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 16v

Detail of a miniature of Hypermnestra sending away Lynceus and being arrested on the order of Danaus. Image taken from f. 16v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes noble... more

Camilla from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 44

Camilla from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 44

Miniature of Camilla, queen of the Volscians, hunting. Image taken from f. 44 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Cassandra from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 37v

Cassandra from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 37v

Detail of a miniature of Cassandra kneeling, with a scroll, and Priam and another, with an uplifted sword. Image taken from f. 37v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes ... more

Portia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 96

Portia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 96

Detail of a miniature of Portia eating hot coals. Image taken from f. 96 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Boccaccio from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 3v

Boccaccio from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 3v

Detail of a miniature composed of four compartments of Boccaccio presenting the book to Andrea Acciaiuoli and a group of women. Image taken from f. 3v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation ... more

Venus, Vulcan, and Adonis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 12

Venus, Vulcan, and Adonis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 12

Detail of a miniature of Venus, with Vulcan and Adonis, and a priest with a censor. Image taken from f. 12 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Wri... more

Agrippina from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 105

Agrippina from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 105

Detail of a miniature of Agrippina, the wife of Germanicus, refusing food. Image taken from f. 105 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Cloelia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 64v

Cloelia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 64v

Detail of a miniature of Cloelia on horseback crossing the Tiber. Image taken from f. 64v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Paulina from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 105v

Paulina from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 105v

Detail of a miniature of Paulina in the temple of Isis, with a priest, and Decius Mundus disguised as Anubis. Image taken from f. 105v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de fem... more

Ceres from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 9v

Ceres from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 9v

Detail of a miniature of Ceres enthroned, while a man drives a harrow with an oxen. Image taken from f. 9v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Wri... more

Olympias from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 74v

Olympias from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 74v

Detail of a miniature of the death of Olympias, queen of Macedonia. Image taken from f. 74v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Text page from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 77

Text page from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 77

Text page. Image taken from f. 77 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Gaia Caecilia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 56

Gaia Caecilia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 56

Detail of a miniature of Gaia Caecilia or Tanaquil, with a loom, and women spinning. Image taken from f. 56 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Wr... more

Mithridates VI and Hypsicratea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 91v

Mithridates VI and Hypsicratea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 91v

Miniature of Mithridates VI and Hypiscratea in armour on horseback. Image taken from f. 91v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Queen of Orgiagon from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 87v

Queen of Orgiagon from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 87v

Detail of a miniature of the queen of Orgiagon presenting the head of her ravisher to the king of the Gaulgres. Image taken from f. 87v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de fe... more

Irene from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 73v

Irene from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 73v

Miniature of Irene, daughter of Cratinus, painting a picture. Image taken from f. 73v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Lucretia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 58

Lucretia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 58

Detail of a miniature of Lucretia stabbing herself. Image taken from f. 58 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Opis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 8

Opis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 8

Detail of a miniature of a statue of Opis, the wife of Saturn, with two Roman worshippers. Image taken from f. 8 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées... more

Medea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 20

Medea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 20

Detail of a miniature of Medea, with Jason on a horse and a slaughter of a child with his sword, at the beginning of chapter 17. Image taken from f. 20 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation... more

Virginia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 72

Virginia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 72

Detail of a miniature of the death of Virginia. Image taken from f. 72 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Agrippina from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 107

Agrippina from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 107

Detail of a miniature of the death of Agrippina, the mother of Nero. Image taken from f. 107 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Cleopatra from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 101

Cleopatra from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 101

Detail of a miniature of the death of Cleopatra. Image taken from f. 101 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Image from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 59v

Image from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 59v

Image taken from f. 59v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Helen and Paris from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 39v

Helen and Paris from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 39v

Detail of a miniature of Helen and Paris in a castle, and a ship without. Image taken from f. 39v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Nicostrata or Carmenta from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 28v

Nicostrata or Carmenta from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 28v

Detail of a miniature of Nicostrata or Carmenta teaching. Image taken from f. 28v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Leonce from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 74

Leonce from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 74

Detail of a miniature of Leonce embraced by a man while reading philosophy. Image taken from f. 74 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Hypispyle from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 19

Hypispyle from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 19

Detail of a miniature of Hypispyle helping Thoas to escape by sea to Chios. Image taken from f. 19 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Thisbe from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 15

Thisbe from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 15

Miniature of Thisbe stabbing herself with a sword, after finding the body of Pyramis. Image taken from f. 15 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). W... more

Poppaea Sabina from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 111

Poppaea Sabina from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 111

Detail of a miniature of Poppaea Sabina, wife of Nero, in a horse litter. Image taken from f. 111 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Thamar from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 68v

Thamar from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 68v

Detail of a miniature of Thamar painting her picture of Diana. Image taken from f. 68v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Sophonista from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 83v

Sophonista from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 83v

Detail of a miniature of Sophonista taking poison. Image taken from f. 83v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Circe from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 42v

Circe from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 42v

Detail of a miniature of Circe receiving travellers, with birds behind her. Image taken from f. 42v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Sulpicia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 98v

Sulpicia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 98v

Detail of a miniature of Sulpicia leaving her friends to follow her husband into exile. Image taken from f. 98v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées)... more

Neoptolemus and Polyxena from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 36v

Neoptolemus and Polyxena from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 36v

Detail of a miniature of Neoptolemus sacrificing Polyxena at the tomb of Achilles. Image taken from f. 36v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Wri... more

Curie from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 97

Curie from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 97

Detail of a miniature of Curie hiding her husband on the roof. Image taken from f. 97 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Erithrean Sibyl from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 23

Erithrean Sibyl from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 23

Detail of a miniature of the Erithrean Sibyl writing, with a partial border and a foliate initial 'E'(rithire), at the beginning of chapter XXI. Image taken from f. 23 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous Fr... more

Orithyia and Antiope from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 22v

Orithyia and Antiope from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 22v

Miniature of Orithyia and Antiope, queens of Amazons on horses, with a partial border and initial 'O'(richie), at the beginning of chapters XIX-XX. Image taken from f. 22v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymou... more

Claudia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 76

Claudia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 76

Detail of a miniature of Claudia defending Appius Claudius in his triumphal car. Image taken from f. 76 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Writte... more

Flora from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 77v

Flora from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 77v

Detail of a miniature of the festival of the goddess Flora. Image taken from f. 77v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Juno from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 8v

Juno from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 8v

Detail of a miniature of Juno crowned in heaven, with priests with censers below, and women with an infant. Image taken from f. 8v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes ... more

Death of Elissa (Dido) from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 48v

Death of Elissa (Dido) from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 48v

Detail of a miniature of the death of Elissa (Dido). Image taken from f. 48v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Leaena from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 60v

Leaena from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 60v

Detail of a miniature of Leaena in the hands of her torturers. Image taken from f. 60v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Sempronia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 90

Sempronia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 90

Detail of a miniature of Sempronia refusing to kiss L. Equitius. Image taken from f. 90 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Thisbe from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 15

Thisbe from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 15

Detail of a miniature of Thisbe stabbing herself with a sword, after finding the body of Pyramis. Image taken from f. 15 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et ... more

Isis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 13

Isis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 13

Detail of a miniature of Isis, crowned, escaping in a boat to Egypt. Image taken from f. 13 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Penthesilea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 35v

Penthesilea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 35v

Detail of a miniature of Penthesilia, the queen of the Amazons, on horseback. Image taken from f. 35v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Claudia Quinta from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 90v

Claudia Quinta from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 90v

Detail of a miniature of Claudia Quinta moving a ship with her girdle. Image taken from f. 90v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Jaia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 80

Jaia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 80

Detail of a miniature of Jaia of Cyzicus with a mirror and sculptor's tools. Image taken from f. 80 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Chalice
Triaria from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 112v

Triaria from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 112v

Detail of a miniature of Triaria, the wife of L. Vitellius, in battle. Image taken from f. 112v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Minerva from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 11

Minerva from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 11

Detail of a miniature of Minerva, crowned, instructing men in making armour, while a man uses counters and another plays the flageolet. Image taken from f. 11 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French tran... more

Sulpicia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 81

Sulpicia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 81

Detail of a miniature of Sulpicia swinging a censor in the temple of Venus Verticordia. Image taken from f. 81 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées).... more

Irene from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 73v

Irene from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 73v

Detail of a miniature of Irene, daughter of Cratinus, painting a picture. Image taken from f. 73v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Faustina from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 114v

Faustina from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 114v

Detail of a miniature of Faustina, the wife of Marcus Aurelius, with one of her lovers, and a man with an anvil. Image taken from f. 114v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de ... more

Mariamne from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 99v

Mariamne from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 99v

Detail of a miniature of Mariamne, the wife of Herod the Great, being slain with an axe. Image taken from f. 99v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées... more

Antonia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 104v

Antonia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 104v

Detail of a miniature of Antonia rejecting her suitors. Image taken from f. 104v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Boccaccio from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 3v

Boccaccio from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 3v

Detail of a miniature of Boccaccio reading a book. Image taken from f. 3v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Medea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 20

Medea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 20

Detail of a miniature of Medea, with Jason on a horse and a slaughter of a child with his sword, at the beginning of chapter 17. Image taken from f. 20 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation... more

Argia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 31v

Argia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 31v

Detail of a miniature of Argia discovering the dead body of her husband, Polynices. Image taken from f. 31v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Wr... more

Gaia Caecilia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 56

Gaia Caecilia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 56

Detail of a miniature of Gaia Caecilia or Tanaquil, with a loom, and women spinning. Image taken from f. 56 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Wr... more

Medea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 20

Medea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 20

Miniature of Medea, with Jason on a horse and a slaughter of a child, at the beginning of chapter 17. Image taken from f. 20 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles... more

Rhea Silvia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 55

Rhea Silvia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 55

Detail of a miniature of men digging the grave of Rhea Silvia, with a wolf and twins behind. Image taken from f. 55 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renom... more

Aemilia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 88v

Aemilia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 88v

Detail of a miniature of Aemilia, wife of Scipio Africanus, condoning her husband's affair with a slave. Image taken from f. 88v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes no... more

Epicharis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 109

Epicharis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 109

Miniature of the torture of Epicharis. Image taken from f. 109 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Busa from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 82v

Busa from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 82v

Detail of a miniature of Busa of Anusium entertaining Romans after Cannae. Image taken from f. 82v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Wives of Cycabrons from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 94v

Wives of Cycabrons from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 94v

Detail of a miniature of the wives of the Cycabrons hanging themselves. Image taken from f. 94v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French.

Jeanne from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 127v

Jeanne from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 127v

Detail of a miniature of Jeanne, queen of Jerusalem and Sicily, receiving gifts from her subjects. Image taken from f. 127v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles ... more

Semiramis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 6

Semiramis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 6

Detail of a miniature of Semiramis seated, with a sword, with her son before her and men in armour behind. Image taken from f. 6 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes no... more

Pamphila from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 54v

Pamphila from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 54v

Detail of a miniature of Pamphila collecting cocoons of silk worms from trees and spinning the silk. Image taken from f. 54v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles... more