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1570 Jeanne d'Albret by François Clouet (Musée Condé, Chantilly France) She was Queen-regnant of Navarre, a Basque region facing the Atlantic straddling the current Franco-Spanish border. She married Antoine de Bourbon and her son Henri (IV) became King of France and founded the Bourbon dynasty.

Catalogus Stellarum Fixarum, Codex DA 11.13. Persian manuscript illumination of Leviathan or Cetus Illustration from a copy of Al-Sufi's The Book of Fixed Stars. 15th Century.

Plaque with the Symbol of the Evangelist John Date: ca. 1100 Geography: Made in, Conques, France Culture: French Medium: Copper: cut and gilt; champlevé and cloisonné enamel: black, lapis and lavender blue, turquoise, green, red, white, pinkish white. Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 2 3/8 x 1/8in. (10.1 x 6.1 x 0.3cm) Classification: Enamels Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 Accession Number: 17.190.429

Illustrations from Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing. Originally published in 1283.

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin 1173, two initials from f. 52r. Horae ad usum Parisiensem. France, 1475-1500.

Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke