The present paper deals with the early rolls of arms in medieval England, the so-called general rolls of arms and specifically royal symbols connected to East Central Europe, the Hungarian, the Bohemian and the Polish royal coats of arms.
Heraldry, the use and identification of these symbols, developed slowly over the course of the Middle Ages, and expanded its use and reach across Europe, eventually settling in a language still used today for official coats of arms and flags.
While the knightly and kingly images of the British Library’s MS Harley 4205 are visually intriguing, there has been little research dedicated to this manuscript. These figures and their textual counterparts reveal a tension central to this manuscript between its repetitious features and identifying markers.
The V&A Museum opened its latest medieval exhibit exhibit on Saturday: Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery. I had the opportunity to see it opening day and it was spectacular.
It is often regarded as an esoteric science and something for the snobs.
The Casket of Saint Louis invokes political and social networks and events relating to the Capetian dynasty in the years before Louis IX reached his majority.
This study scrutinizes a work within a neglected portion of Botticelli’s oeuvre, examining the ways in which its modest, and somewhat ambiguous, visual cues also construct its sitter’s elevated social identity, while simultaneously protecting it.
The fool is one of the most popular and stable character types throughout cultures and times. This is especially true of medieval Europe. The fool, sometimes a jester, sometimes a clown or a trickster, is always recognizable through his abnormal appearance.
The six anonymous L’Homme arme masses in naples MS VI E 40, of the Biblioteca Nazionale, have prompted heated debate concerning their genesis since Dragan Plamenac discovered them in 1925.
For the greater part of human history…disease has been understood in terms of its manifestations on the outside of the body. more than any other sign, t has been spots that have signified the onset of disease…
This study investigates a repertoire of eighteen madrigals whose texts refer to heraldry, all of which were composed in trecento Italy.
For those looking to support a medieval-themed project, Blazon! The Card Game might be just what you are looking for
Records of Italian bankers partially covered over fifty years later by traditional English crests
The first part of the essay is an analysis of lexical heraldic items. The analysis is made according to different classes of the heraldic terms, starting with the ordinaries, then describing other charges.
Heraldry and Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur By Lani Visaisouk Master’s Thesis, Utrecht University, 2006 Introduction: In 1136, King Arthur makes his…
Ralph de Limésy: Conqueror’s Nephew? The Origins of a Discounted Claim Jackson, Peter (University of Oxford) Prosopon Newsletter (1997) Abstract The name of…
Islamic Heraldry: An Introduction By David B. Appleton Published Online (2008) Introduction: The scope of this presentation concerns the heraldry the Muslims in…
The contents of the codex are an exceptional primary source for the study of the chivalric culture of late-medieval Burgundy, England, and France. They include challenges to, and narratives of, combat involving influential courtiers such as Anthony Woodville, Lord Scales, brother-in-law of Edward IV, and Antoine, the Great Bastard of Burgundy, an illegitimate son of Duke Philip the Good. There is an account of a deadly combat at Tours in February 1446/7 which is vividly illustrated with eight miniatures.
Of device as device: the narrative functioning of armorial displays in Froissart’s Chronicles By M. J. Huxtable Postgraduate English: A Journal and Forum for…
Caught at an event wearing the exact same outfit as someone else? Well, what if you wore the same coat of arms to a battle? In 1385, King Richard II of England invaded Scotland with his army. During this invasion, two of the king’s knights realized that they were using the same coat of arms.