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Treatise of Walter de Milemete, London, England, 1326-1327
A battle scene among mounted warriors on folio 59v
A larger image of a battle scene among mounted warriors on folio 59v
A battle scene among mounted warriors (those in the arms of England on the left), with the wounded, severed heads, and a ‘pilour’ stripping a corpse at the page foot
Title: De Nobilitatibus, Sapientiis, et Prudentiis Regum
Creator: Walter de Milemete [author]
Shelfmark: Christ Church MS 92
Date: 1326 - 1327
Collection: Western Manuscripts
Description: Walter de Milemete wrote his book on the nobility, wisdom and prudence of kings as an offering to King Edward III at the end of 1326.
An ambitious project, the text is dominated by the decorative borders, crammed with heraldry, contorted hybrids, combats between man and man, man and beast,
half-man and half-beast, hunting scenes and tournaments.
It is one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world and one in the highest demand by specialists.
Source: Christ Church, Oxford
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