Category: 13th century

eadfrith: The Grandisson Psalter Folios 25r – …

eadfrith:

The Grandisson Psalter

Folios 25r – 26v Add MS 21926

1270-1280

heaveninawildflower: Detail from a calendar pa…

heaveninawildflower:

Detail from a calendar page (Flemish, mid 1200′s) – ‘Hawking in May.’

Tempera colours, gold leaf, and ink on parchment.

Images and text information courtesy The Getty.

  • This image is available for download, without charge, under the Getty’s Open Content Program.

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    Isabella of Angoulême

    Queen consort of England and Countess of Angoulême

    Born c. 1186/c. 1188 – died 1246

    Claim to fame: a feisty young queen who defied the English monarchy and rebelled against the French.

    At the age of 12 or 14, Isabella became the second wife of 34 year old King John of England in 1200. Though young, she was already a renowned beauty with blonde hair and blue eyes. It was reported by his critics that John was so infatuated with her that he neglected his duties as king to stay in bed with her. She became the Countess of Angoulême in her own right in 1202. She had five children with John, including his heir Henry III. She oversaw the coronation of Henry after John’s death in 1216 but left her son and returned to France a year later although he was just nine years old.

    In 1220 Isabella married Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche. Interestingly, she had been betrothed to his father prior to her marriage to John and Hugh X was engaged to her daughter, Joan, but decided he preferred Isabella who was still still a beautiful woman of around 30 years old. She married without the consent of Henry III’s council which lead to a stoush whereby her dower lands were confiscated and she threatened to prevent the marriage of her daughter to the King of Scots. Her son tried to have her excommunicated but eventually came to terms. She had a further nine children with Hugh.

    Apparently disgruntled with her lower status as countess, she took great offence to being publicly snubbed by the French Queen Dowager, Blanche of Castile, whom she already hated due to her support of the French invasion of England in 1216. In retaliation, Isabella reportedly conspired with other disgruntled nobles to form an English-backed confederacy against the French King Louis IX. By 1244 the confederacy had failed but Isabella was implicated in an attempt to poison Louis. To avoid arrest she fled to Fontevraud Abbey where she died two years later.

    The first image is of her effigy at Fontevraud Abbey. The second is her seal, presumably designed before she had fourteen children…

    heaveninawildflower: Detail from a calendar pa…

    heaveninawildflower:

    Detail from a calendar page (Flemish, mid 1200′s) – ‘Hawking in May.’

    Tempera colours, gold leaf, and ink on parchment.

    Images and text information courtesy The Getty.

  • This image is available for download, without charge, under the Getty’s Open Content Program.

  • cma-medieval-art: Panel, mid 1200s, Cleveland…

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    Panel, mid 1200s, Cleveland Museum of Art: Medieval Art

    Size: Overall: 62.3 x 74.3 cm (24 ½ x 29 ¼ in.)
    Medium: pot-metal and white glass, silver stain

    https://clevelandart.org/art/1919.591

    Encolpion cross, detail* Finland, Crusading er…

    Encolpion cross, detail

    * Finland, Crusading era (11th century – 14th century)

    * silver

    *  Museovirasto – Musketti,

    * collection: archaeological photo gathering

    * photo by Jorma Leppäaho, 1955

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    Licence:
    CC BY 4.0

    Encolpion cross, detail* Finland, Crusading er…

    Encolpion cross, detail

    * Finland, Crusading era (11th century – 14th century)

    * silver

    *  Museovirasto – Musketti,

    * collection: archaeological photo gathering

    * photo by Jorma Leppäaho, 1955

    Finna-museot

    Licence:
    CC BY 4.0

    centuriespast: Sloane MS 278Date 2nd or 3rd qu…

    centuriespast:

    Sloane MS 278
    Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 13th century

    Hugh of Fouilloy, Aviarium; a Bestiary

    realmedieval: ‎Photo credit unknown – photos c…

    realmedieval:

    ‎Photo credit unknown – photos courtesy of Taddeo Berni‎ 


    St Botolph’s Church,Hardham, West Sussex.

    According to wiki, It contains the earliest nearly complete series of wall paintings in England, including the earliest known representation of St. George in England.

    Dating from the 12th century, they were hidden from view until uncovered in 1866. The simple two-cell stone building, with its original medieval whitewashed exterior, has seen little alteration and also has an ancient bell.

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    Beaumaris Castle, Wales,  UK,  by Jelle Drok

    Constructed by Edward I in 1295 to help quell Welsh rebellions.