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Chapter 19 "I want to talk to you Thomas,’ Henry said. ‘It’s about the vacant see at Canterbury, but I think you already know what I am going to say." Alb thought to have been worn by Thomas Becket - treasury of Sens cathedral. Photographic permission of Genevra Kornbluth.
Pilgrim's Badge depicting the shrine of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral, ca. 1400 English Pewter. One of the best visual records of England's premier shrine. The shrine itself was sadly destroyed in 1538 by the commissioners of Henry VIII.
The Image of the Jongleur in Northern France Around 1200. A wandering minstrel, poet, and/or entertainer in medieval England and France, before jesters. Considered of low class. Jean Renart, also known as Jean Renaut, was a Norman trouvère or troubadour from the end of the 12th century and the first half of the 13th century to whom three works are ascribed. Nothing else is known of him or his life. He is praised for his realism and his psychological insight.Described his role this way: ...
The so-called Gumbertus Bible. The late 12th-century manuscript stands almost 70 cm tall and contains 394 parchment leaves. The “Giant Bible” (an official term in book culture) contains beautiful, delicate even, illumination, as this image shows. Erlangen, Universitätsbibliothek, MS 1 (12th century).