Decorated initial- Decorated initial 'Q'(uid) at the beginning of Psalm 5, composed of pairs of shafts in angular and interlace patterns with animal-head terminals. The text is in large angular coloured display capitals.  Origin:	England, S. E. (Canterbury?)

Decorated initial- Decorated initial 'Q'(uid) at the beginning of Psalm 5, composed of pairs of shafts in angular and interlace patterns with animal-head terminals. The text is in large angular coloured display capitals. Origin: England, S. E. (Canterbury?)

The Book of Durrow: 7th-century illuminated manuscript created between 650 and 700, in Durrow or Northumbria in Northern England, where Lindisfarne or Durham would be the likely candidates, or on the island of Iona in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Like the Book of Kells, if it was not always in Ireland it was taken there, perhaps by monks fleeing the Viking attacks on Britain, and was certainly at Durrow Abbey by 916.

The Book of Durrow: 7th-century illuminated manuscript created between 650 and 700, in Durrow or Northumbria in Northern England, where Lindisfarne or Durham would be the likely candidates, or on the island of Iona in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Like the Book of Kells, if it was not always in Ireland it was taken there, perhaps by monks fleeing the Viking attacks on Britain, and was certainly at Durrow Abbey by 916.

Head stone cross from Hawkswell, Yorkshire, England, produced in the century

Fides (Faith) squares off against Veterum Cultura Deorum (Worship of Old Gods). Fides wraps her hand in her overdress to hold the Bible, displaying her underdress. I wouldn't vouch for Old Gods's outfit's authenticity.

Fides (Faith) squares off against Veterum Cultura Deorum (Worship of Old Gods). Fides wraps her hand in her overdress to hold the Bible, displaying her underdress. I wouldn't vouch for Old Gods's outfit's authenticity.

The Gosforth Cross is a large stone Anglo-Saxon cross in St Mary's churchyard at Gosforth in the English county of Cumbria. Formerly part of the kingdom of Northumbria, the area was settled by Scandinavians some time in either the 9th or 10th century. The cross itself dates to the first half of the 10th century

The Gosforth Cross is a large stone Anglo-Saxon cross in St Mary's churchyard at Gosforth in the English county of Cumbria. Formerly part of the kingdom of Northumbria, the area was settled by Scandinavians some time in either the 9th or 10th century. The cross itself dates to the first half of the 10th century

Psalter, in the Roman version (ff. 4-95), with canticles (ff. 96-104), a short litany (f. 104), a hymnal (ff. 105-128) and monastic canticles (ff. 129-135); added calendar (ff. 2,3) (the 'Bosworth Psalter'). England, S. E. (Canterbury?); 4th quarter of the 10th century.

Psalter, in the Roman version (ff. 4-95), with canticles (ff. 96-104), a short litany (f. 104), a hymnal (ff. 105-128) and monastic canticles (ff. 129-135); added calendar (ff. 2,3) (the 'Bosworth Psalter'). England, S. E. (Canterbury?); 4th quarter of the 10th century.

Decorated initial from Rule of St Benedict, with a calendar. England, S. E. (Canterbury). Last quarter of the 10th century, or 1st quarter of the 11th century. Numerous large initials in brown and red ink, the first on a purple ground (f. 7), with thin interlace and/or foliate decorationn, and zoomorphic features of animal heads (a few with bodies), or clasps.

Decorated initial from Rule of St Benedict, with a calendar. England, S. E. (Canterbury). Last quarter of the 10th century, or 1st quarter of the 11th century. Numerous large initials in brown and red ink, the first on a purple ground (f. 7), with thin interlace and/or foliate decorationn, and zoomorphic features of animal heads (a few with bodies), or clasps.

A medieval illustration from the heart of the early middle ages, showing a bearded man wearing a hood or possibly a helmet.  It could also be a coif, but the sides don't look quite for that to me.

Pattern Your Own Simple Coif / Unpadded Arming Cap

A medieval illustration from the heart of the early middle ages, showing a bearded man wearing a hood or possibly a helmet. It could also be a coif, but the sides don't look quite for that to me.

Detail of a pen drawing illustrating Psalm 53 in the Harley Psalter Anglo-Saxon, England, 11th century

Detail of a pen drawing illustrating Psalm 53 in the Harley Psalter Anglo-Saxon, England, 11th century

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