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King Richard III at Middleham Castle

Middleham (Home to King Richard III)

"This King Richard was praiseworthy for his building, as at Westminster, Warwick, York, and Middleham, and many other places, which can be viewed. He founded a noble chantry in the Cathedral of York, and another at Middleham. He endowed the Queen's College at Cambridge with 500 marks annual rent. The money which was offered him by the peoples of London, Gloucester, and Worcester he declined with thanks, affirming that he would rather have their love than their treasure". - John Rous, 1486

Erik Kwakkel ‏@erik_kwakkel Medieval map with two built-in detours, one leading to Rome (Matthew Paris, Royal 14 C. vii, c1350).

Holbein sketch a gorgeous one of a Tudor woman

Lijsbeth van Duvenvoorde, betrothal portrait, 1430.

Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Valine-Ushirodate-Kabuto

Tournament Shield (Targe) Date: about 1450 Culture: German Medium: Wood, leather, linen, gesso, polychromy, silver Dimensions: H. 22 in. (55.88 cm) W. 16 in. (40.64 cm) Classification: Shields Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Florence Blumenthal, 1925 Accession Number: 25.26.1

Margaret of Austria Jean Hey (called Master of Moulins) (Netherlandish, active fourth quarter 15th century) Date: ca. 1490 Culture: Netherlandish Medium: Oil on oak panel Dimensions: 12 7/8 x 9 1/8 in. (32.7 x 23 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 Accession Number: 1975.1.130

The earliest surviving letter of Anne Boleyn. The letter was written by a young Anne to her father, Thomas Boleyn, when she was studying abroad. Her vernacular in the letter is archaic French; Anne was trying to prove to her father the headway she was making in her studies. Signed "Anna da Boullan".