The beautifully illustrated prayer book once belonging to Yolande of Anjou, wife of Francis I of Brittany, had been commissioned by her mother as a gift at the occasion of her marriage to Francis. Unfortunately, 9 years into the marriage, having produced two daughters, Yolande died. Francis soon married again, taking to wife Isabel or… Continue reading Prayer Book with a Secret
It isn’t every day that one happens upon a site such as this one that offers little videos of various reproductions of wonderful medieval books, including the delightful little Psalterium Sancti Ruperti, pictured above. Others include the Barberini Book of Hours for Rouen, the Prayer Book of Anne of Brittany and the Book of… Continue reading See facsimiles of wonderful medieval books….
There is a very interesting report on Richard’s Prayer Book at http://www.itv.com/news/central/2015-02-20/ancient-prayer-books-sheds-new-light-on-richard-iii/ The photograph is by ITV News Central. There is a video for those who have the right device, which I, unfortunately, do not.