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Charles of Orleans in The Tower of London, from "A Volume of Poems of Charles of Orleans and Other Works"

Charles of Orleans in The Tower of London, from

Author: Charles of Orleans (1394-1465)

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1483

Shelfmark: Royal MS. 16 F.ii

Item number: f. 73r

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

A depictment of the imprisonment of Charles, Duke of Orléans in the Tower of London. An illuminated folio from a manuscript of poems written by Charles during his imprisonment. Charles (139?-1465) was kept prisoner for 25 years (1415-1440) following his capture at the battle of Agincourt. Charles is shown standing at a window in the Tower and dispatching a letter from the courtyard. London Bridge is shown in the background.

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