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Pope Felix, Simplicius and Faustina from BL YT 49, vol. 2, f. 27v

Pope Felix, Simplicius and Faustina from BL YT 49, vol. 2, f. 27v

Unfinished miniatures of Pope Felix and of Simplicius and Faustina, with illuminated initials and partial foliate borders, at the beginning of their legends. Image taken from vol. 2, f. 27v of La légende dorée ... more

Calendar from BL Royal 8 D VIII, f. 10v

Calendar from BL Royal 8 D VIII, f. 10v

Calendar with saints and table to calculate the date of Easter. Image taken from f. 10v of Theological miscellany, including Meditations, prayers and letters; Poem on the ceremonial of the Mass; Sermons; theol... 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.

Translation of Benedict from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 198

Translation of Benedict from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 198

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(utens) of the translation of Benedict. Image taken from f. 198 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 195v

Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 195v

Historiated initial 'A'(sserz) of Paul the hermit. Image taken from f. 195v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Martial from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 131v

Martial from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 131v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A' of Martial, with Peter's staff, resuscitating Austridinianus. Image taken from f. 131v 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.

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.

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.

Clement from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 97

Clement from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 97

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(ainz) of Clement bound by an anchor and thrown into the sea from a boat. Image taken from f. 97 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Felicity from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 71v

Felicity from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 71v

Detail of an historiated initial 'V' of Felicity and executioner with the head of her son. Image taken from f. 71v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Andrew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 185

Andrew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 185

Detail of an historiated initial 'D'(e la passion) of the crucifixion of Andrew. Image taken from f. 185 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Andrew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 187v

Andrew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 187v

Detail of an historiated initial 'D'(e) of Andrew resuscitating the child Aegyptus. Image taken from f. 187v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Maur annd Benedict from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 200v

Maur annd Benedict from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 200v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(einz) of Maur and other monks in front of Benedict. Image taken from f. 200v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Margaret from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 220

Margaret from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 220

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of Margaret, in prison, emerging from the side of a dragon. Image taken from f. 220 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Bartholemew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 42

Bartholemew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 42

Detail of an historiated initial 'O' of Bartholomew being flayed. Image taken from f. 42 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.

Agnes from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 68v

Agnes from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 68v

Detail of an historiated initial 'T' of a naked Agnes being clothed by her hair and a robe given to her by an angel. Image taken from f. 68v 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.

Margaret from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 220

Margaret from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 220

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of Margaret, in prison, emerging from the side of a dragon. Image taken from f. 220 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Alexis from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 171

Alexis from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 171

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(n) of Alexis lying under a staircase, with his father on the stair above. Image taken from f. 171 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

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.

Matthew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 30v

Matthew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 30v

Detail of an historiated initial 'U' of Matthew, kneeling at an altar, being transfixed with a lance. Image taken from f. 30v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Mary of Egypt from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 228

Mary of Egypt from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 228

Historiated initial 'E'(n) of Mary of Egypt meeting Zosimas of Palestine, at the beginning of the life of Mary of Egypt. Image taken from f. 228 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.

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.

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

Xystus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 83

Xystus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 83

Historiated initial 'C'(e fu) of Xystus before the Emperor Decius. Image taken from f. 83 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Simeon from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 222v

Simeon from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 222v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(eint) of Simeon on his pillar, with the pilgrims below. Image taken from f. 222v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Antichrist from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 232v

Antichrist from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 232v

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(os) of the Antichrist killing the saints. Image taken from f. 232v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 195v

Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 195v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(sserz) of Paul the hermit. Image taken from f. 195v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

James the Great from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 20

James the Great from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 20

Detail of an historiated initial 'Q'(uant) of the body of James the Great on a ship. Image taken from f. 20 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Brice from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 127

Brice from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 127

Detail of an historiated initial 'Q'(uant) of Brice, seated with a book, adjuring a child imputed to him to speak. Image taken from f. 127 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Xystus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 83

Xystus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 83

Detail of an historiated initial 'C'(e fu) of Xystus before the Emperor Decius. Image taken from f. 83 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.

Vincent from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 51

Vincent from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 51

Historiated initial 'T'(uit) of the martyrdom of Vincent on a spiked wheel. Image taken from f. 51 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.

Nicholas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 153v

Nicholas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 153v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of the body of Nicholas being translated in a boat. Image taken from f. 153v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Eustace from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 207v

Eustace from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 207v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(utens que) of Eustace, his wife and children being roasted in a brazen bull as the emperor Hadrian looks on. Image taken from f. 207v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 10

Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 10

Detail of a miniature of the beheading of Paul. Image taken from f. 10 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

Historiated initial 'A'(utens) of the martyrdom of Sebastian. Image taken from f. 48v 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.

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

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

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(u) of Agatha being tortured with pincers. Image taken from f. 64v 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.

Pelagia from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 221v

Pelagia from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 221v

Detail of an historiated initial 'N'(os) of the baptism of Pelagia. Image taken from f. 221v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Mamertinus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 224v

Mamertinus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 224v

Detail of an historiated initial 'N'(us) of the baptism of Mamertinus. Image taken from f. 224v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Simon and Jude from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 35

Simon and Jude from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 35

Detail of an historiated initial 'P'(uis) of the martyrdom of Simon and Jude. Image taken from f. 35 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.

Cecilia from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 78

Cecilia from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 78

Detail of an historiated initial 'H' of Cecilia with a wreath, and her husband. Image taken from f. 78 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Text page from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 200

Text page from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 200

Text page of the legend of Paul the Hermit. Image taken from f. 200 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Eupharasia from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 231v

Eupharasia from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 231v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A' of Euphrasia becoming a nun. Image taken from f. 231v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Nicholas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 153v

Nicholas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 153v

Historiated initial 'A'(pres) of the body of Nicholas being translated in a boat. Image taken from f. 153v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Philip from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 40v

Philip from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 40v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(i) of Philip and two other saints, with a crowd below. Image taken from f. 40v 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

Detail of an 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.

Crucifixion of Peter from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 6

Crucifixion of Peter from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 6

Detail of an historiated initial 'D' of the crucifixion of Peter. Image taken from f. 6 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Lucy from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 66v

Lucy from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 66v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A' of Lucy in a fire being pierced by a spear. Image taken from f. 66v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Hippolytus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 86v

Hippolytus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 86v

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(os) of Hippolytus being torn by horses. Image taken from f. 86v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Pantaleon from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 92v

Pantaleon from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 92v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(tel) of Pantaleon before the emperor, at the beginning of the rubric: 'Ci commence la vie seint Pantaleon'. Image taken from f. 92v 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.

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

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

Detail of an 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.

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.

Christopher from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 58

Christopher from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 58

Detail of an historiated initial 'M' of Christopher preaching to black men in a castle. Image taken from f. 58 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.

Vincent from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 51

Vincent from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 51

Detail of an historiated initial 'T'(uit) of the martyrdom of Vincent on a spiked wheel. Image taken from f. 51 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Lambert from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 88v

Lambert from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 88v

Detail of an historiated initial 'G'(loire) of Lambert being transfixed with a spear before an altar. Image taken from f. 88v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Death of the Virgin from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 176v

Death of the Virgin from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 176v

Detail of an historiated initial 'Q'(uant) of the death of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 176v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Laurence from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 84

Laurence from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 84

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of the martyrdom of Laurence. Image taken from f. 84 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Placidus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 205v

Placidus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 205v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(utens) of Placidus and his companions being beheaded. Image taken from f. 205v of Lives of the Saints. Written in 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.

Pantaleon from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 92v

Pantaleon from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 92v

Historiated initial 'A'(tel) of Pantaleon before the emperor, at the beginning of the rubric: 'Ci commence la vie seint Pantaleon'. Image taken from f. 92v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Jerome from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 159v

Jerome from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 159v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(einz) of Jerome and the lion. Image taken from f. 159v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Beast from BL Royal 19 B XV, f. 23v

Beast from BL Royal 19 B XV, f. 23v

Detail of a miniature of six kneeling figures worshipping the beast, with the corpses of saints in the foreground. Image taken from f. 23v of Apocalypse, with commentary (The 'Queen Mary Apocalypse'), with the ... more

Saints from BL Stowe 17, f. 14v

Saints from BL Stowe 17, f. 14v

Miniature of two female saints, with angels or musicians in the roundels. Image taken from f. 14v of Book of Hours, Use of Maastricht ('The Maastricht Hours'). Written in Latin, with a calendar and final prayer... more

Christ from BL Royal 20 B IV, f. 45

Christ from BL Royal 20 B IV, f. 45

Detail of a miniature of Christ and two saints. Image taken from f. 45 of Meditationes vitae Christi (Le Livre doré des meditations de la vie de nostre seigneur Jesu Christ). Written in French.

Saints and martyrs from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 307

Saints and martyrs from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 307

Detail of a miniature of twelve saints (martyrs), eight on the upper register and four on the lower register, including a pope, a king, bishops, and St. Denis (carrying his severed head). Image taken from f. 30... more

Thirteen saints from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 308

Thirteen saints from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 308

Detail of a miniature in two parts of thirteen saints (confessors), nine on the upper register and four on the lower register, without nimbi or emblems, including a pope (Leo) and a king. Image taken from f. 30... more

Saints and martyrs from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 307

Saints and martyrs from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 307

Miniature of twelve saints (martyrs), eight on the upper register and four on the lower register, including a pope, a king, bishops, and St. Denis (carrying his severed head) with a bas-de-page scene of Paul as... more

Thirteen saints from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 308

Thirteen saints from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 308

Miniature in two parts of thirteen saints (confessors), nine on the upper register and four on the lower register, without nimbi or emblems, including a pope (Leo) and a king, with a bas-de-page scene of Margar... more

Virgin saints from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 309

Virgin saints from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 309

Miniature with seven virgin saints, one holding a palm-branch, with a bas-de-page scene of Margaret being sent to prison by the prefect. Image taken from f. 309 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in... more

Saints from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 306

Saints from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 306

Detail of a miniature in two parts, with eighteen saints (or disciples), nine on each register. Image taken from f. 306 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

Detail of a miniature of the Adoration of the Magi, flanked by female saints in niches, preceding Psalm 26. Image taken from f. 112v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.