Arrival of Louis of France in England (1216). Louis (later King Louis VIII), son and heir of King Philip II Augustus of France, crosses the Channel to support the great English rebellion against King John and claim the English throne. For a time it looked as if England and Normandy might be reunited, under the Capetian dynasty of French kings. Matthew Paris, Chronica Majora, II, fol. 46v (50v).
Etching of Sheridan Knowles as William Tell. This is one of a set of 19 tinsel pictures of stage and theatre scenes. Tinsel prints were created from etched portraits of theatrical stars in popular roles they played on the London stage. They were hand-painted in watercolour and decorated with scraps of material and tinsel. They were popular during the first half of the 19th century and were considered an adult rather than a child's hobby.
Horae ad usum romanum. Date d'édition : 1401-1500 Sujet : Encadrements ou bordures Sujet : Français. Textes Sujet : Peintures Sujet : Reliures aux armes de Henri IV Sujet : Reliures. XVIe s Type : manuscrit Langue : Latin
Just like their modern day counterparts, medieval cities had to deal with their own criminal underworlds - the sex trade, gambling, and violence taking place within their walls. At the International Medieval Congress, held earlier this month at the University of Leeds, these issues were explored as part of session #706: Perceiving and Regulating Vices.