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BERNART DE VENTADOUR (c1150-95). French troubadour
BOOK OF HOURS: SEPTEMBER. The grape harvest at the Chateau de Saumur (Loire Valley
BOOK OF HOURS: MARCH. Plowing with oxen and pruning vines in March
BOOK OF HOURS: FEBRUARY. Keeping warm by a farm fireside in February
BOOK OF HOURS: APRIL. A betrothed couple exchanging rings in April: illumination
BATTLE OF AGINCOURT, 1415. Battle between the French and English at Agincourt, France
CHAUCER: CANTERBURY TALES. The Wife of Bath
BOOK OF HOURS: JANUARY. Jean, Duke of Berry, exchanging gifts and feasting with his family
WHITE TOWER OF LONDON from a manuscript of the poems of Charles d'Orleans, who
MELONS, 14th CENTURY. Picking melons. Manuscript illumination from 'Tacuinum
KNIGHTS IN TOURNAMENT. Knights on horseback in a ring at a medieval tournament, one of whom
JOHN II (1319-1364). John the Good. King of France, 1350-1364. Oil on wood panel
SPAIN: MEDIEVAL SHIP. Manuscript illumination, 13th century, from the 'Cantigas de Alfonso X
PERIDIGON, 13th CENTURY. The French Troubadour
PERIDIGON, 13th CENTURY. The French Troubadour
JAUFRÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â‰ RUDEL (fl.1330-50). The French Troubadour
CHANSON DE GESTE. Left: Guillaume, dressed as a merchant, conquers Nimes. Center
BANQUET, 15th CENTURY. The table service of a lady of quality: miniature from the
CHARLES THE BOLD (1433-1477). Last duke of Burgundy. On his throne, with his entourage of barons
HARROWING AND SOWING. Illumination from an early 15th century Italian breviary.
BOCCACCIO: LOVERS, c1430. The daughter of Tancredi, Prince of Salerno, with her lover
SURGEON, 18TH CENTURY. An 18th century surgeon
BOOK OF HOURS: AUGUST. A hawking party in August: illumination from the 15th century
HENRY V (1387-1422). King of England, 1413-1422. Oil on panel by an unknown artist.
KNIGHT. The minnesinger Wachsmut von Kunzingen, in an illumination for the early
HEIDELBERG LIEDER, C.14th. The minnesinger Graf Kraft von Toggenburg in an illumination
KNIGHT OF PRATO, 14th C. Illumination from a 14th century Italian manuscript.
RUSSIAN CHALICE. Silver and gilt. Mid-12th century.
TAMERLANE (1336?-1405). Turkic conqueror, born near Samarkand. Indian ms. illumination.
OTTO I (912-973). King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor, 936-973. Detail from an equestrian statue
NORSE WARRIOR, 12th CENT. A Norseman going off to war
SPANISH ARMOR, c1490. Armor of a Spanish man-at-arms, c1490.
ARMOR: HELMET, c1480. Visored sallet with bevor, South German.
BOOK OF HOURS: MAY. A procession of merrymakers in May: illumination from the 15th
BOOK OF HOURS: NOVEMBER. The acorn harvest in November
HEIDELBERG LIEDER, 14th C. The minnesinger Kristan von Hamle in an illumination
PRE-COPERNICAN UNIVERSE. A pre-Copernican (Ptolemaic) conception of the universe
MINNESINGER LIEDER. The minnesinger Rudolf von Rotenberg
MINNESINGER LIEDER. The minnesinger Alarm von Gresten
BATTLE OF KULIKOVO, 1380. Russian forces led by Prince Vladimir the Bold attacking
FRANKISH HELMET, c600 A.D. Bronze helmet found in a Frankish grave, c600 A.D.
BATTLESCENE, 975. Defending a castle. Manuscript illumination, 975, for Beatus of
ANATOMICAL MAN. Anatomical/Astrological Man
RUSSIAN TROOPS, 1380. Prince Dmitry Donskoy and his cousin, Vladimir the Bold, reviewing
HAWKING, 13th CENTURY. Manuscript illumination, 13th century, from the 'Cantigas of Alfonso X
HEIDELBERG LIEDER, 14th C. The minnesinger Hugo von Werbenwag in an illumination
GERMAN MINNESINGER 14th C. The minnesinger Markgraf Otto von Brandenburg, in an illumination
WYETH: ROBIN HOOD & MARIAN. Robin Hood meets Maid Marian at the royal tourney: oil on canvas
HEIDELBERG LIEDER, 14th C. The minnesinger Konrad von Altstetten in the arms of his lady-love
TOURNAMENT: HELMETS. The showing of the helmets before a tournament
GERMAN MINNESINGER 14th C. The minnesinger Alram von Gresten, in an illumination
MINNESINGER, 14th CENTURY. The minnesinger Schenke von Limburg in an illumination
HEIDELBERG LIEDER, C.14th. The minnesinger Hiltbold von Schwangau in an illumination
HEIDELBERG LIEDER, 14th C. The minnesinger Der von Johansdorf in an illumination
MAN OF SIGNS, 1495. 'Homo Signorum.' Woodcut from 'Epilogo en medicina
LESSON IN DISSECTION. Manuscript illumination from Johannes de Ketham's 'Fasciculus
MERCHANTS PAYING TAXES. From a 15th century French manuscript.
ENGLAND: COURT, 15TH CENTURY. The Court of the King's Bench during the reign of Henry VI
ISABELLA OF BAVARIA (1370-1435). Queen of Charles VI of France, 1389-1422. Isabella entering Paris
GEOFFREY CHAUCER (1340-1400). English poet
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