Page from Manuscript in Norwegian, Latin and German by Snorre Sturlason, Sagas of the Norse Kings, ca. 1711-1720. (via www.schoyencollection.com)

Page from Manuscript in Norwegian, Latin and German by Snorre Sturlason, Sagas of the Norse Kings, ca. 1711-1720. (via www.schoyencollection.com)

Speculum Humanae Salvationis or Mirror of Human Salvation, about 1360.

Speculum Humanae Salvationis or Mirror of Human Salvation, about 1360.

Silly straw of a family tree. Genealogical table prepared for Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, showing the marriage of his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Robert's brothers and sisters are listed on subsequent pages in the manuscript.

Silly straw of a family tree. Genealogical table prepared for Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, showing the marriage of his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Robert's brothers and sisters are listed on subsequent pages in the manuscript.

Book of Hours, MS M.919 fol. 23r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance…

Book of Hours, MS M.919 fol. 23r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance…

Adam and Eve and the serpent are depicted at the foot of a 'tree of vices', represented as fruit; the owls and moth symbolise darkness; a 'rich miser' and 'proud paupers' are attended by devils. (BL Arundel MS 83II fol 128v). (British Library via Medieval Imaginations)

Adam and Eve and the serpent are depicted at the foot of a 'tree of vices', represented as fruit; the owls and moth symbolise darkness; a 'rich miser' and 'proud paupers' are attended by devils. (BL Arundel MS 83II fol 128v). (British Library via Medieval Imaginations)

The Jesse Tree from the Winchester Psalter, a 12th century book of psalms from England, made for the brother of King Stephen.

The Jesse Tree from the Winchester Psalter, a 12th century book of psalms from England, made for the brother of King Stephen.

Biblioteca Digital Hispanica, Res/51. Evangeliario de París, para uso de Carlos, Duque de Angulema. 16th century

Biblioteca Digital Hispanica, Res/51. Evangeliario de París, para uso de Carlos, Duque de Angulema. 16th century

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