Chess playing


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    Chess playing was a popular pastime in the medieval period, as shown in this illuminated manuscript in which the King and Queen are playing the game. Chivalry or courtly love might have been expressed through a number of leisure activities, such as dancing, enjoying music, horse riding or playing games.


    Shelfmark: Add. MS 11616

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