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Detail of a miniature of a garden or flowery field referring to 'Prato'. Image taken from f. 15v of Address in verse to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, from the town of Prato in Tuscany (the 'Regi...

Detail of a miniature of a garden or flowery field referring to 'Prato'. Image taken from f. 15v of Address in verse to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, from the town of Prato in Tuscany (the 'Regi...

When it came to healthy living, medieval people were careful on what they ate. It was commonly believed that foods could offer good (and not-so-good) consequences to the body, but it was hard to remember what ailments a certain food could cure. In steps Henry of Huntingdon to offer us a poetic guide to the healthy and medicinal qualities of what you can find in a garden.

When it came to healthy living, medieval people were careful on what they ate. It was commonly believed that foods could offer good (and not-so-good) consequences to the body, but it was hard to remember what ailments a certain food could cure. In steps Henry of Huntingdon to offer us a poetic guide to the healthy and medicinal qualities of what you can find in a garden.

Sobre las plantas — Visor — Biblioteca Digital Mundial

Sobre las plantas — Visor — Biblioteca Digital Mundial

Rigolet - Pulegium regale (Mentha Pulegium L. = menthe pouliot -- Le mot "rigolet" semble dérivé du mot "rigole", à cause de l'habitat ordinaire de la plante) -- Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne, 1503-1508.

Rigolet - Pulegium regale (Mentha Pulegium L. = menthe pouliot -- Le mot "rigolet" semble dérivé du mot "rigole", à cause de l'habitat ordinaire de la plante) -- Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne, 1503-1508.

Dodecatheon Meadia (Pentandria Monogynia), from an album (Vol.III, 90). 1775 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background, Mary Delany (1700-1788)

Dodecatheon Meadia (Pentandria Monogynia), from an album (Vol.III, 90). 1775 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background, Mary Delany (1700-1788)

Sir Arthur Streeton | Toorak Garden oil on canvas (Australian artist)

Sir Arthur Streeton | Toorak Garden oil on canvas (Australian artist)

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