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Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 1537, detail of f. 29v. Chants royaux sur la Conception, couronnés au puy de Rouen de 1519 à 1528. 16th century

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Illuminated letter "B" - musicians and "David & Goliath" (?).  This is one of the oldest letters that I've seen. 1201 - 1250, France

Illuminated letter "B" - musicians and "David & Goliath" (? This is one of the oldest letters that I've seen.

yung byz ~ Detail of a miniature of the Fool, with a bauble, loaf and a dog, from Guyart de Moulins" Bible historiale, France (Paris), 1356-1357, Royal MS 17E VII, vol. 1 f. 241r

Detail of a miniature of the Fool, with a bauble, loaf and a dog, from Guyart de Moulins’ Bible historiale

Detail showing Christ rescuing souls in the Harrowing of Hell, with demons with trumpets and grapples and another rendering souls in a cauldron above a Hell-mouth, from the ‘Holkham Bible Picture Book’, Add MS 47682, f. 34

Detail showing Christ rescuing souls in the Harrowing of Hell, with demons with trumpets and grapples and another rendering souls in a cauldron above a Hell-mouth, from the ‘Holkham Bible Picture Book’, Add MS f.

Le livre de Lancelot du Lac and other Arthurian Romances, Northern France 13th century (Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, MS 229, fol. 267r)

dogs playing Le livre de Lancelot du Lac and other Arthurian Romances, Northern France century Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, MS fol.

Credit: Operation on a wounded soldier, from the 'Roman de Troie' (vellum), Italian School, (14th century) / Biblioteca Marciana, Venice, Italy / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library.

Italian School, century - Operation on a wounded soldier, from the ''Roman de Troie''.

Limbourg brothers Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry. c. 1416, Illumination on vellum, Musée Condé, Chantilly

Limbourg brothers Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry. c. 1416, Illumination on vellum, Musée Condé, Chantilly

Pilgrim and dog. ---- Royal 10 E IV f.110 [Calendarium, Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the Smithfield Decretals) -  - Last quarter of the 13th century or 1st quarter of the 14th century]

Pilgrim and dog. ---- Royal 10 E IV [Calendarium, Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the Smithfield Decretals) - - Last quarter of the century or quarter of the century] I love his pilgrim staff and his large pilgrim bag.

Amiens - BM - ms. 0483, detail of f. 189v. William of Tyre, Le Livre d’Eracles. Northern France, 1440-1445.

William of Tyre, Le Livre d’Eracles. Northern France, “Regardless of treaties and the many services which our people had rendered.

Weird Medieval Marginalia Part III peashooter85:  Because sometimes Medieval monks got bored…

The Adventure of Medieval Bunny, Part I: The Killer Bunny -rabbit knight riding his lion steed. "Miracles of Our Lady" of Gautier Coinci, century.