Month: November 2019

Poppies and nightingales
29 November 2019   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the"Breviary of Queen Isabella of Castile", ms. Add MS 18851, f. 390r, circa 1497, British Library, London.

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Irene
27 November 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Back to our Women's Wednesday! After a short break (flu season hit us hard!) we are once again ready to welcome yet another guest to our column dedicated to Boccaccio's De Mulieribus Claris. Our Mulier…

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Chimera tournament
22 November 2019   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the manuscript "Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Epistulae ad Lucilium", ms. Latin 8551, f. 63v, 1503, Département des Manuscrits, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

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Forget me not
8 November 2019   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the "Breviary of Isabella of Castile", ms. Add MS 18851, f. 12r, ca. 1497, British Library, London.

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Verginia
6 November 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

We welcome November with a brand-new Women’s Wednesday. Today’s Mulier Clara is Verginia, a Roman maiden and daughter of the centurion Lucius Virginius. Verginia’s story is quite a tragic one. According to the ancient Roman…

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