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A courtesan sitting on a French type stryxsitten. The ends of the armsrests are pointed. Miniature around 1405. Ms. 664 fol. 209v, Bibliotheque National, Paris, France.

The Beaufort Portcullis was a very important part of the representation of Henry VII and that of his descendants. Margaret Beaufort, his mother, is a descendant of the first duke of Lancester, John of Gaunt. He was the son of king Edward III which means that Henry Tudor had Royal blood which strengthens his claim on the throne

Sedia Savoranola (15th century) from Burg Kreuzenstern near Vienna, Austria with twelve legs; however this chair type can also be found with up to 18 legs. Beech, backrest made of pine. Height 92 cm, width 59 cm and dept 42 cm. The construction is like the x-chair, but has armrests and a backrest. Both the sedia Dantesca and the sedia Savoranola chair types have curved legs. Note that these chair types also existed in a form without a backrest (but with armrests).

A panel of tiles from the Church of Saint Etheldreda, West Quantoxhead England, Somerset Late 13th-14th century c. 70 x 70 cm

Sam Fogg | Pots and Tiles of the Middle Ages

A portrayal of the symbolic personification of Lust, riding a white goat and carrying arrows and a mirror; in the background, Kind David spies upon Bathsheba in her bath; (The Dunois Hours, France, c.1440–50; (Yates Thompson 3 f. 172v). (British Library)

The Red Tower, built in 1490, forms the only brick section of York’s famous city walls. Because it was built of brick its construction did not sit well with the local stone masons. So much so that it was the cause of dispute, and even murder

The Gold Ryal, also known as the Rose Noble, was an English gold coin first issued in 1464, during the "first reign" of Edward IV (1461-1470). From the 1430s onwards, the price of gold had been rising, with the result that the gold noble, which had been in use since 1344, was worth more on the continent than in England. The nobles were exported en masse to the continent for profit, resulting in a shortage of the coins.

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Coffret with carvings of a lady giving a ring to a gentleman, the hunt of the unicorn, and a lover enchained by a woman; Germany, end of the 15th century

Réunion des Musées Nationaux

The castle comprises a tower house built in the late 15th century, and a 17th-century mansion, both of which were rebuilt in Victorian times. The gardens date to the 1630s, although they too were restructured in the 19th century.

For medieval physicians, the mnemic apparatus of choice was what is sometimes today known as a folding almanac or a belt book. There are thought to be just 29 such almanacs that have survived to the present day. The almanacs contained detailed astrological calendars, lunar tables, diagrams of the human body and so on necessary for the practice of lunar medicine during the 15th century. They were small and strung onto a cord that attached to a physcian’s girdle or belt.

Cooking over the hearth. The carcass of a rabbit is hanging from a hook on the wall. Barthélémy l'Anglais, Le Livre des propriétés des choses, 15th century. Paris, Biblioteque nationale Département des manuscrits, Français 218, folio 373.

1480-1500 (Late Medieval). Flemish. Lead badges such as this one were purchased by pilgrims as mementos of holy sites they had visited. Originally there were loops at top and bottom for the pilgrim to sew the badges onto a hat or cloak. This example represents Saint Adrian. Saint Adrian holds in his left hand a sword and a banner, inscribed with his name: S. ADRIANUS. In his right hand, he holds an upended hammer on an anvil.

Pilgrim Badge with Saint Adrian

« Le Livre des faiz monseigneur saint Loys », composé à la requête du « cardinal de Bourbon » et de la « duchesse de Bourbonnois ». Date d'édition : 1401-1500 Type : manuscrit Langue : Français Format : Vélin, miniatures, lettres ornées Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b6000784s

Marstaler [?] Frankreich [France], "Hofämterspiel" for King Ladislas "Posthumus", c. 1455

KHM Bilddatenbank — KHM Bilddatenbank

« Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP ». « Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP ». Date d'édition : 1470 Type : manuscrit Langue : Français Droits : domaine public

Cleanliness. Alain Chartier, Le Bréviaire des nobles. 15th century, Bibliothèque nationale de France, NAF 18145, f. 103v

A PIERCED METAL INCENSE BURNER ENGLISH, 14TH OR 15TH CENTURY The tapering cylindrical body with three suspension cords attached to the upper rim and with relief decoration including three scenes of the Nativity; minor losses and damages 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high, the body

The copper-alloy boar mount that was found on the Thames foreshore could have belonged to Richard III. Richard III, who had strong links with North Yorkshire, took the white boar as his sign, while badges in the form of the animal were ordered for the king’s coronation in 1485.

Richard III badge and Viking gold discovered

Château de Rambures, Rambures, Somme, France.... www.castlesandman... .... The château was constructed in the Middle Ages in the style of a military fortress of the 15th century. It was one of the first castles in Europe to be constructed almost exclusively in bricks. The castle has been classified as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1927.

Blanca II de Navarra- She married Henry IV of Castile in 1440. The marriage was never consummated. In 1453, after thirteen years, Henry sought the annulment of the marriage. An official examination confirmed the virginity of Blanche. A divorce was granted by the Pope on the grounds that some "witchcraft" had prevented Henry from consummating the marriage. After this, Blanche was sent home to Navarre, where she was imprisoned by her family: from 1462, she was under the custody of her sister.

Blanche II of Navarre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Edward IV, Father of Elizabeth of York, maternal grandfather of Henry VIII, Arthur, Margaret, and Mary Tudor.

ca. 1484 - 'armour for Archduke Sigismund von Tirol' (Lorenz Helmschmid), Augsburg, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Austria