Richard II at his workbench…!

Oh dear, I’m afraid this tickled me. Apologies for the relevant page at the British Museum no longer being available. Suffice it, this article is about a medieval horary quadrant:

“ . . . Intriguing Objects Made by Richard II – an hororary [sic] quadrant enables the user to tell the time from the height of the sun – in the British Museum dated around 1398 . . . ”

Now, you and I know Richard II, right? Can you picture him sitting at his work bench in his leather apron, dirtying his fingernails (maybe even cracking them! 😮) hammering, inscribing, screwing and otherwise creating a horary quadrant? No, nor me.

It’s a laugh though!

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