Recently I came across these two roundels from a late medieval manuscript, held in the John Rylands Library, which depict Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville seated on thrones, crowned and holding their sceptres. These two miniatures are extremely colourful even after the intervening 500 + years and hold lots of interesting details, including, in the… Continue reading A PERIOD DEPICTION OF EDWARD IV & ELIZABETH WOODVILLE
“The Canterbury Roll is the most significant and substantial medieval artefact in New Zealand. For 100 years, UC has been the guardian of this unique 600-year-old treasure, which tells the history of England from its mythical origins to the late Middle Ages….” The above is a tantalising reference to a roll that promises to reveal… Continue reading Scientists set to unlock secrets hidden inside an ancient scroll….
I have just bought this British Library “Illuminated Manuscripts” calendar for 2017. It’s gorgeous, and the illustrations are magnificent reproductions. I bought it from Amazon – couldn’t find it on the British Library site. If you follow the link, you can see small pictures of all twelve illustrations. August’s picture is of Henry VII adoring… Continue reading Two great calendars, in spite of Henry VII spoiling August on one….!