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    Richard Pynson was official printer to Henry VII and Henry VIII. It appears that he was also a bookbinder: the blind-stamped Tudor rose centre panel of this fine example of medieval English bookbinding, with alternating fleurs de lys and cinquefoils in the surrounding compartments, is said to be recognisably his. The binding covers an indenture made between Henry VII and Thomas Silkesteade, Prior of St Swithun in Winchester.

    Ancient Viking sled found on the Osberg Viking ship

    Medieval Bookmark: Rotating bookmarks were a special kind of bookmark used in medieval Europe. They were attached to a string, along which a marker could be slid up and down to mark a precise level on the page. Attached to the marker was a rotating disk that could indicate the column (usually numbered one to four, indicating the two columns on the left-hand page, and the two columns on the right-hand page).

    Medieval animals made out of words This is a special book from the early Middle Ages (France, 9th century).

    baño medieval cloth curtains to sheild bathers from drafts, linen lined wooden bath, board to set food and cleaning things on...

    Venetian Glass Carafe with Enamel Decoration 15th c.


    The Gough Map (oldest accurate "road map" of Britain) - c.1360

    trencher, Anonymous, 1400 - 1500 | Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

    Frère Laurent: Noah's Ark from Somme le Roi, 1294.

    Medieval doodles: scribes tested their pens by writing short sentences and drawing doodles. Medieval Book Historian Erik Kwakkel Discovers and Catalogs 800 Year Old Doodles in Some of the Worlds Oldest Books. click through

    Antique Candle Sticks, Candlestick, Tinder lighters, Pricket, Tallow


    Towers of Bologna - A group of medieval structures in Bologna, Italy, built between the 12th and 13th centuries. The two most prominent ones, called the TWO TOWERS, are the landmark of the city. The heights of the these two are: the Asinelli Tower 318 feet, and the Garisenda Tower 157 feet (it was lowered from 197 feet in the 14th century). Both towers are leaning.

    Medieval tiles at St. John's Chapel/San Giovanni a Carbonara (the coal-carrier), Naples, Augustinian, founded 1343

    c 1360 Casket. Swiss or French. Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Detail from the tomb of Philippe Pot, now in the Louvre in Paris. Philippe Pot (1428–1493) was Grand sénéchal of Burgundy. His tomb, showing life-size mourners as pallbearers carrying the slab whereupon the gisant of the deceased nobleman is lying, is one of the most remarkable funeral monuments of 15th century France. Photo by Marc Haegeman

    Dinan, France

    Gold ring, Europe 9th century.

    15th Century Cassone Birth of Venus

    1480 Bavaria: der 'Prophet' (Prophet) Morris Dancer with ribboned cap by Erasmus Grasser (Munich)

    Images of the Medieval City * What did medieval cities look like? Or more precisely, how did medieval people depict cities? Here are 15 images from the Middle Ages that show how the urban world looked like.

    Trictrac board and gaming pieces found in an Augustinerkloster in Freiburg, Germany. The board is likely made after 1278.

    Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais - Garden of Love by Bartolomeo Baldini Baccio, 15th century