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Initial I incorporating St John the Baptist holding a lamb. From f.165r of MS N.24, Lady Margaret Beaufort’s Book of Hours (French, c.1440-5).

Initial I incorporating St John the Baptist holding a lamb. From of MS Lady Margaret Beaufort’s Book of Hours (French,

Medieval box for books/manuscripts, said to belong to Anne B. It is French and made from tortoise shell and ivory, an expensive item no doubt. The designs on it are very Celtic looking..

Manuscript Case Date: first half century Culture: French Medium: Tortoise Shell and ivory Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 3 x 1 in. x x cm) Classification: Ivories Accession Number: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Manuscript Case

The document shown here is an Exchequer file (E 36/10) from the reign of Henry VIII. It is an account of tackle and other material provided by John Hopton, a bishop of Norwich, for the King’s ships.     http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/henryviii/assets/img/illuminations-img1.jpg

Book of Statutes Edw III-Hen VI with Alphabetical table of statutes (rubricated and illuminated), catalogue reference:

Roll reporting the opening of Anne Boleyn’s trial for high treason, held in the British National Archives.

Original parchment record of the trial of Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, for incest, adultery, and treason.

Dancing, Harley 4425, Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Roman de la Rose Netherlands, S. (Bruges); c. 1490-c. 1500

Dancing, Harley Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Roman de la Rose…

Detail from medieval manuscript, British Library Stowe MS 17 'The Maastricht Hours', f203v

Detail from medieval manuscript, British Library Stowe MS 17 'The Maastricht Hours',

Image 1 - Tudor Court

Image 1 - Tudor Court

Elizabeth of York: a Tudor of rare talent and one of England’s best queens | History Extra

An allegorical depiction from 1516 of the Tudor rose, which, through the marriage of Henry and Elizabeth, united the red rose of Lancaster with the white rose of York.

From the Medieval Manuscripts blog post 'The Last Will and Testament of Alfred the Great'. Image: Opening page of the Liber de Hyda

Alfred the Great and Eadred are the only Anglo-Saxon kings whose wills have survived to the present day, both of which are found in the same manuscript, British Library Additional MS known as the Liber de Hyda.

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