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+ St. Laurence, Deacon, Martyr, Year C, August 10, 2016 + Iucundus homo, qui miseretur et commodat, disponet res suas in iudicio.  | image: Detail of a miniature of St Lawrence holding a book and a gridiron, from the Breviary of Queen Isabella of Castile, Netherlands (Bruges), Add MS 18851, f. 431r, 23 x 16 cm, c. 1497, The British Library.

+ St. Laurence, Deacon, Martyr, Year C, August 10, 2016 + Iucundus homo, qui miseretur et commodat, disponet res suas in iudicio. | image: Detail of a miniature of St Lawrence holding a book and a gridiron, from the Breviary of Queen Isabella of Castile, Netherlands (Bruges), Add MS 18851, f. 431r, 23 x 16 cm, c. 1497, The British Library.

Mermaid and merman swim amongst the foliate margins of @BLMedieval Royal 10 E IV. pic.twitter.com/PnGCnhlwtM

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Mermaid and merman swim amongst the foliate margins of @BLMedieval Royal 10 E IV. pic.twitter.com/PnGCnhlwtM

January f.18v-19  The calendar in a book of hours recorded the year's religious festivals and saints' days. In the Golf Book, for each month there is a calendar and a full-page miniature showing the occupations of the months. This was a popular theme of books of hours which showed the agricultural tasks as well as the leisure pursuits associated with the different months of the year. The subject for January is a typical winter scene.

January f.18v-19 The calendar in a book of hours recorded the year's religious festivals and saints' days. In the Golf Book, for each month there is a calendar and a full-page miniature showing the occupations of the months. This was a popular theme of books of hours which showed the agricultural tasks as well as the leisure pursuits associated with the different months of the year. The subject for January is a typical winter scene.

Detail of two musicians playing the rebec and cithar, from the Worms Bible, Germany (Frankenthal), 2nd-3rd quarter of the 12th century, Harley MS 2804, f. 3v - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2015/07/happy-uncommon-musical-instrument-appreciation-day.html#sthash.FnKoayeE.dpuf

Detail of two musicians playing the rebec and cithar, from the Worms Bible, Germany (Frankenthal), 2nd-3rd quarter of the 12th century, Harley MS 2804, f. 3v - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2015/07/happy-uncommon-musical-instrument-appreciation-day.html#sthash.FnKoayeE.dpuf

Detail of a miniature of Sir Galahad and his companions on the Quest for the Holy Grail, approaching a castle which is destroyed by lightning (Part 2, Queste del Saint Graal): France, N. (Saint-Omer or Tournai?), c. 1315-1325 (London, British Library, MS Royal 14 E. iii, f. 133v).

Detail of a miniature of Sir Galahad and his companions on the Quest for the Holy Grail, approaching a castle which is destroyed by lightning (Part 2, Queste del Saint Graal): France, N. (Saint-Omer or Tournai?), c. 1315-1325 (London, British Library, MS Royal 14 E. iii, f. 133v).

Book of Hours ~ Belgium, perhaps Ghent; England, ~ ca.1420 ~ MS M.46 fol. 27v ~ Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts ~ The Morgan Library & Museum ~ George of Cappadocia: slaying Dragon -- George, nimbed, wearing helmet and armor, seated astride horse with trappings with heraldic arms of George, raises sword in right hand above dragon, fallen to ground, impaled by broken lance through its mouth. Princess of Trebizond, crowned, with hands raised, witnesses scene.

Book of Hours ~ Belgium, perhaps Ghent; England, ~ ca.1420 ~ MS M.46 fol. 27v ~ Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts ~ The Morgan Library & Museum ~ George of Cappadocia: slaying Dragon -- George, nimbed, wearing helmet and armor, seated astride horse with trappings with heraldic arms of George, raises sword in right hand above dragon, fallen to ground, impaled by broken lance through its mouth. Princess of Trebizond, crowned, with hands raised, witnesses scene.

The martyrdom of St Sebastian: London, British Library, MS. Yates Thompson 29, f. 132v

The martyrdom of St Sebastian: London, British Library, MS. Yates Thompson 29, f. 132v

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f45r

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f45r

A gooseherd resists the attack from a bird of prey on his little flock of geese.   Luttrell Psalter, England circa 1330-1340, London, British Library, Add. Ms. 42130, fol. 166V.

A gooseherd resists the attack from a bird of prey on his little flock of geese. Luttrell Psalter, England circa 1330-1340, London, British Library, Add. Ms. 42130, fol. 166V.

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