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Harleian ms. 3244, folios 27-28, Summa Vitiorum or "Treatise on the Vices" by William Peraldus, ca. 1255-1265, knight preparing to battle the seven deadly sins with the "Scutum Fidei" .

folios Summa Vitiorum or "Treatise on the Vices" by William Peraldus, ca. knight preparing to battle the seven deadly sins with the "Scutum Fidei" .

Image of a duck and a beehive with bees. From Peraldus' "Theological Miscellany...", Harley 3244, folio 58v., England, second or third quarter of the 13th century. Located in The British Library.

Image of a duck and a beehive with bees. From Peraldus' "Theological Miscellany.", Harley folio England, second or third quarter of the century. Located in The British Library.

Bees collecting pollen from flowering plants. From Peraldus' "Theological Miscellany...", Harley 3244, folio 58v., England, second or third quarter of the 13th century. Located in The British Library.

Bees collecting pollen from flowering plants. From Peraldus' "Theological Miscellany.", Harley folio England, second or third quarter of the century. Located in The British Library.

<b>Vintage</b> Bible <b>Illuminated</b> Manuscript Print, Psalm 68, God King David,…

Vintage Bible Illuminated Manuscript Print, Psalms, Old Testament Christian. "Book of Hours" from about 1400 AD.

Historiated initial ‘I’(nitium) of Mark and his lion writing the Gospel, from the Worms Bible, Germany (Middle Rhineland), 3rd quarter of the 12th century, Harley MS 2804, f. 188v - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/06/the-burden-of-writing-scribes-in-medieval-manuscripts.html#sthash.PHLSsnQU.dpuf

Historiated initial ‘I’(nitium) of Mark and his lion writing the Gospel, from the Worms Bible, Germany (Middle Rhineland), quarter of the century, Harley MS f.

The Morgan Bible (The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Ms M. 638), also called the Crusader Bible or Maciejowski Bible, c.1250

The Morgan Bible (The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Ms M. also called the Crusader Bible or Maciejowski Bible,

BL Royal 16 G V Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées, Folio 036v, 1440, Rouen, France, British Library. The lady is wearing a demicient belt with star-like fittings.

BL Royal 16 G V Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées, Folio Rouen, France, British Library. The lady is wearing a demicient belt with star-like fittings.

Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1462, Folio 14v A man with an axe attacks a very large scorpion and a very small dragon.

Ashmole Folio A man with an axe attacks a very large scorpion and a very small dragon

Knight v Snail VII: A Pretty Comprehensive Defeat (from a fragmentary Book of Hours, England (London), c. 1320-c. 1330, Harley MS 6563, ff. ...

Harley MS 6563 ff. Added discussion as to why so many knights fight snails in marginalia.

Knights in a castle atop an elephant repelling mounted assailants and a little elephant coming to the aid of a fallen elephant, South-eastern England (possibly Rochester), c. 1230. MS. Royal 12 F. xiii, f. 11v

Knights in a castle atop an elephant repelling mounted assailants and a little elephant coming to the aid of a fallen elephant, South-eastern England (possibly Rochester), c. Royal 12 F. xiii, f.

Knight v Snail IX:  Just for Fun:  A Rabbit, Monkeys, and a Snail Jousting (from the Harley Froissart, Netherlands (Bruges), c. 1470-1472, H...

Knight v Snail IX: Just for Fun: A Rabbit, Monkeys, and a Snail Jousting (from the Harley Froissart, Netherlands (Bruges), c. Harley MS f.

This is an effigy of Jean d'Alluye, a 13th-century French knight who fought in the Crusades. The effigy is immaculately carved, and perfectly represents the garb of a 13th-century European knight, from the long sleeve chain mail shirt, to the triangular shield, to the sword belt, all the way down to the spurs on his feet. Except for one thing.

Tomb Effigy of Jean d'Alluye, limestone, century Touraine, Loire Valley (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cloisters Collection)

Manuscript    ONB Han. Cod. 2915 Historia belli Troiani soluto sermone scripta Folio    58r Dating    1390-1400 From    South, Germany Holding Institution     Österreichische Nationalbibliothek  Source Manuscript     http://data.onb.ac.at/rec/AL00163190

2915 Historia belli Troiani soluto sermone scripta Folio Dating From South, Germany Holding Institution Österreichische Nationalbibliothek