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  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: Late 13th century

    An early Book of Hours from England. Popular in the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, Books of Hours were pra...

  • Alexandra Kollontai

    Book Created date: 1922–23

    Alexandra Kollontai was the first woman in Lenin’s cabinet, serving as People’s Commissar for Social Welfare. A tireless...

  • Algerian Company Liberation Loan poster

    Poster, Illustration

    War Loans This French colour lithographic poster promotes the ‘Liberation loan’ of 1918, the final year of the war. War...

  • Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Manuscript annotation Created date: c. 1500

    An opulent object, with nearly fifty illustrations, this Book of Hours once belonged to Anne Boleyn (d. 1536), King Henr...

  • Arras in ruins, 1917

    Photograph Created date: April, 1917

    Arras, in northern France, became a strategic position on the frontline early on in the war. Between April and May 1917,...

  • Battlefield at Etrepilly, Marne

    Photograph

    This photograph was taken in September 1914 during the French counter-offensive known as the Battle of the Marne. The de...

  • Bedford Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1410–1430

    A lavishly illuminated Book of Hours, gifted to Henry VI by the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. The Bedford Hours is regar...

  • Before Antwerp 1914: the Battle of Dendermonde

    Postcard, Illustration Created date: 1914

    This postcard shows soldiers fighting in Dendermonde. The Belgian cities of Dendermonde and Leuven (Louvain) were some o...

  • Belgian soldiers defending Barchon, Liege in Belgi...

    Postcard, Photograph Created date: 1914

    At the beginning of August 1914, the German army marched on Liège in Belgium. Barchon is a Belgian village in the...

  • Belgians are you ready?

    Postcard, Illustration Created date: 1914-1918

    This illustration shows a confrontation between a rooster (symbol of Wallonia, the southern French-speaking region of Be...

  • Cavalry patrol of Moroccan Spahis in Belgium

    Photograph

    From the very beginning of war, colonial troops were heavily used in the French army. France’s population was less than ...

  • Charles d'Orleans, Poetry

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1450–99

    Charles d’Orleans (d. 1465), cousin of the French king, was captured at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and spent 25 yea...

  • Christine de Pizan, The Book of the Queen

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1410–14

    Christine de Pizan (b. 1364, d. 1430) was the first professional woman author in Europe. Writing in the French language,...

  • Chronicles of France

    Manuscript Created date: 1487

    Made in Northern France in around 1487, this richly illuminated manuscript is the third in a set of six enormous volumes...

  • Confiance... ses amputations se poursuivent méthod...

    Map Created date: c. 1942

    This propaganda poster was probably produced in Vichy, France. It shows Winston Churchill as an octopus, with the tentac...