This close up photo of a dappled grey greyhound is from a Spanish manuscript stating King James II of (various parts of) Spain’s law codes for Aragon at the end of the 13th century. 279 more words
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Above is a photograph of an illustrated page from Ptolemy’s Almagest, first written in 150CE, although this copy was clearly produced much later!
It depicts the constellations of canis major and canis minor and apparently served as an astronomer’s and astrologist’s guide book. 221 more words
Far from only containing local books, Worcester Cathedral Library is home to treasures from further afield. One such item is a Book of Hours from the Netherlands which, through uncertain means, eventually ended up in Worcestershire. 826 more words
Time to get medieval on some watermelons.
The Knights of the Northern Realms hosted the 7th annual Medieval May, Saturday at the King Edward Community League. 274 more words
An appropriate subtitle for this blog would be “Medieval Manuscripts in Unexpected Places.” Today’s installment is no exception.
The whaling town of New Bedford is nestled on the New England shore of the North Atlantic, in southeastern Massachusetts. 3,579 more words