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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...
An atlas made for the Cornaro family of Venice at the end of the 15th century contains 35 portolan charts by various Ven...
Taken from the preface of The Disputacione betwyx the Body and the Wormes, this image depicts a transi tomb, a tomb that...
Monsters in medieval manuscripts, such as the mythical unicorn, could be seen as incredibly beautiful. This magical beas...
Illustrations of foetal positions in the womb within this 15th century gynaecological treatise demonstrate that by the l...
In the Middle Ages barbers were not only responsible for cutting hair (to remove lice), but also for surgery such as too...
Manuscript, Illustration, Parchment Codex
This Latin Psalter was written and decorated at Christ Church Cathedral Priory, Canterbury in Kent, around 1000 CE. Alth...
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...
This sole surviving manuscript copy of Thomas Malory’s version of the legends of King Arthur and his Knights was made wi...
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519), painter, sculptor, architect and engineer, kept notes and drawings of his studies, idea...
This map from the Harley manuscripts collection shows the Bay of Bengal from a manuscript of Ptolemy's Geography, has th...
Manuscript, Illustration, Bodycolour, Parchment
This Royal manuscripts illumination comes from a medieval copy of a selection of 166 poems written by Charles d’Orleans ...
King David, from the Old Testament, depicted here as a medieval monarch, was highly regarded for his musical talent, and...