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King John has frequently been characterised as a bad king, even in the Middle Ages. This poem on the kings of England, t...
In the 15th century several maps were drawn of the whole of Italy, by then the most map-conscious part of Europe. The ou...
Taken from the preface of The Disputacione betwyx the Body and the Wormes, this image depicts a transi tomb, a tomb that...
This Royal manuscripts illumination comes from a medieval copy of a selection of 166 poems written by Charles d’Orleans ...
An atlas made for the Cornaro family of Venice at the end of the 15th century contains 35 portolan charts by various Ven...
This manuscript contains the first book of Herodotus’ Histories. It is written on paper and dates from some time before ...
Monsters in medieval manuscripts, such as the mythical unicorn, could be seen as incredibly beautiful. This magical beas...
This manuscript is a typical example of a medical miscellany. It consists of a range of treatises on physiology and prog...
In the Middle Ages barbers were not only responsible for cutting hair (to remove lice), but also for surgery such as too...
Illustrations of foetal positions in the womb within this 15th century gynaecological treatise demonstrate that by the l...
Royal feasts, as depicted here, were an opportunity for a monarch to show off his wealth with extravagant delicacies of...
The painting shows a heavily fortified city with rolling English countryside around it. The scene is a busy one with man...
This illustration depicts the death of Wat Tyler, the leader of the Peasants’ Revolt. In this image he had gone to meet ...
This black spirit mirror and other magical objects are thought to have been owned by John Dee (1527–1608/9), the Elizabe...
John Rous (d. 1492), was a historian and chantry priest of Guy’s Cliffe in Warwickshire. In around 1480, he began work o...