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F. 76. Jean de Bourbon and Marie de Berry Ride out in May. Tres Riches Heures. Bourges, 1410-11. From "Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and he Netherlands, 1325-1515."

Hippocervus or Hippocerf. This was the name of a medieval beast that had the foreparts of a stag and the rear parts of a horse. It was symbolic of indecision.

Marie de Bourgogne,Duchesse de Bourgogne (1457-1452),daughter of Charles the Bold,Duke of Burgundy from the House of Valois-Burgundy and Isabella de Bourbon

11-12-11 Penthesilea as one of the Nine Female Worthies by anonymous, 1460’s France, Bibliothèque nationale de France

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 606 f. 6. Christine de Pizan. L’Epistre Othea la deesse, que elle envoya à Hector de Troye, quant il estoit en l’aage de quinze ans . Paris, c.1406. ‘The influence of Venus

15th century (ca. 1440) Northern France - Rouen British Library Royal 16 G V: Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées (De Mulieribus claris) by Giovanni Boccaccio; illuminated by the Talbot Master fol. 59v - Pamphile collecting and weaving silk http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=8359=16=160705 Lovely dress; but wow, my eyes hurt.

« Le Livre des faiz monseigneur saint Loys », composé à la requête du « cardinal de Bourbon » et de la « duchesse de Bourbonnois ». Date d'édition : 1401-1500 Type : manuscrit Langue : Français Format : Vélin, miniatures, lettres ornées Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b6000784s

end of the 15th century (ca. 1490-1500) Netherlands - Bruges London, British Library Harley 4425: Roman de la Rose by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun fol. 113r, 114r, 116v - Bel Accueil (Fair Welcome) and la Viellie (the Duenna) http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=7465&CollID=8&NStart=4425

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin 9474, f. 177v. Heures d’Anne de Bretagne [Les Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne]. Ms. déposé au Louvre. 1503-1508. Illuminated by Jean Bourdichon. The 10,000 martrys of Mt Ararat.

The Image of the Jongleur in Northern France Around 1200. A wandering minstrel, poet, and/or entertainer in medieval England and France, before jesters. Considered of low class. Jean Renart, also known as Jean Renaut, was a Norman trouvère or troubadour from the end of the 12th century and the first half of the 13th century to whom three works are ascribed. Nothing else is known of him or his life. He is praised for his realism and his psychological insight.Described his role this way…

F. 20. The Removal of the King's Surcoat. Coronation book of Charles V. Paris, 1365. From "Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and he Netherlands, 1325-1515."

F. 82. Salmon is Questioned by the King. Paris, c 1414. From "Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands, 1325-1515."

Detail of a miniature of a nun spinning thread, as her pet cat plays with the spindle; from the Maastricht Hours, the Netherlands (Liège), 1st quarter of the 14th century, Stowe MS 17, f. 34r

Full-bodied houppelandes with voluminous sleeves worn with elaborate headdresses are characteristic of the earlier 15th century. Detail from Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.

Chivalry is a term relating to the medieval institution of knighthood. It is usually associated with ideals of knightly virtues, honor and courtly love. Today, the terms chivalry and chivalrous are used to describe courteous behavior, especially that of men towards women. The term originated in France in the late 10th century;

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 2 http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8452767n/f596.image