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Signet ring found at the Towton battlefield engraved with lion regardant and legend -- the Percy Signet. Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Antique Gold Rings, Medieval Jewelry, Ancient Jewelry, Men's Jewelry, Jewelery, Rings For Men, Mens Gold Rings

Gold signet ring found on the site of the battlefield of Towton It has been associated with Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, who died in the battle.

From the Medieval Manuscripts blog post 'A Medieval Menagerie'. Detail of a squirrel eating a nut, Add MS 18852, f. 88v

A Medieval Menagerie

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Story of the Eye  'Liber de oculis, qui vocatur Salaracer id est secreta secretorum', England 14th/15th century (British Library, Sloane 981, fol. 68r) Renaissance Artworks, Medical Drawings, Medical Anatomy, Islamic Paintings, Medical Illustration, Illustration Art, Vintage Medical, Anatomy Study, Illuminated Manuscript

Story of the Eye 'Liber de oculis, qui vocatur Salaracer id est secreta secretorum', England century (British Library, Sloane fol.

hmmm! Roger Van der Weyden. Lovely Flemish scene, though with blue sky. Xve Siècle, Albrecht Durer, Great Paintings, Medieval Life, Medieval Art, Caravaggio, Renaissance Paintings, Renaissance Art, Flamenco

- Rogier van der Weyden Bladelin Triptych: central panel [detail) Oil on oak An imaginary view of a Flemish town

A panoramic view of York in the 15th century.  Watercolour by E. Ridsdale Tate Motte And Bailey Castle, York Castle, William The Conqueror, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire England, Fortification, Medieval Castle, Historical Architecture, Middle English

A panorama of century York by E Ridsdale Tate, York Castle is on the right hand side of river, opposite the abandoned motte of Baile Hill

This is Tim Byard Jones, dressed as an owl, and as a doctor, inspecting some urine. There are worse pastimes. Arte Medieval, Medieval World, Medieval Manuscript, Illuminated Manuscript, Funny Art, Fantastic Art, Middle Ages, Art Sketches, Morgan Library

Book of Hours, MS fol. - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

This is a rude picture, and it made me laugh.

This is a rude picture, and it made me laugh.

This is NOT a picture of Thomas's ledger. Or is it? It is the kind of thing I had in mind. Sadly I have lost all detail of what it actually is. Not absolutely sure how useful that is, then.

This is NOT a picture of Thomas's ledger. Or is it? It is the kind of thing I had in mind. Sadly I have lost all detail of what it actually is. Not absolutely sure how useful that is, then.

And this is a view from the keep, either southwards or eastwards, I cant remember. How much has it changed? A few more trees then, perhaps.

And this is a view from the keep, either southwards or eastwards, I cant remember. How much has it changed? A few more trees then, perhaps.

This is the gate in the north east corner of Middleham Castle, through which Edward IV and his much reduced entourage came in August, 1469, for a couple of months of castle arrest.

This is the gate in the north east corner of Middleham Castle, through which Edward IV and his much reduced entourage came in August, 1469, for a couple of months of castle arrest.

Well? Was he? Or was that George Duke of Clarence?

Well? Was he? Or was that George Duke of Clarence?

This is a coin belonging to Philip II of Burgundy at the very end of the 14th century. (hurriedly checks facts and discovers, thanks to Professor Wikipedia, that Philip II of Burgundy was born where? Yes! Pontoise! WHAT a coincidence. Pilgrims, 14th Century, Professor, Burgundy, Homeschool, Coins, Teacher, Coining, Pilgrim

This is a coin belonging to Philip II of Burgundy at the very end of the century. (hurriedly checks facts and discovers, thanks to Professor Wikipedia, that Philip II of Burgundy was born where? WHAT a coincidence.

This is a map of Calais, slightly too late for my purposes, in two senses, but fascinating, nonetheless. It shows what was once called Newnham, now called Nieulay, as the fort to the south of the town where they had the sluice gates. If they shut them, then the river would flood the marshes and no one could come anywhere near the walls of the town itself. Cunning, non?

This is a map of Calais, slightly too late for my purposes, in two senses, but fascinating, nonetheless. It shows what was once called Newnham, now called Nieulay, as the fort to the south of the town where they had the sluice gates. If they shut them, then the river would flood the marshes and no one could come anywhere near the walls of the town itself. Cunning, non?

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