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f.44r, Richard II and the soldiers of the earl of Northumberland on the road to Chester
'La Prinse et mort du roy Richart' (The Capture and Death of King Richard II),
by Jean Creton, illustrated by the Virgil Master, Paris, France.
British Library MS Harley 1319, folio 44r.


A larger image from 'La Prinse et mort du roy Richart' (The Capture and Death of King Richard II), by Jean Creton, illustrated by the Virgil Master


The British Library
From the account of Jean Creton La Prinse et mort du roy Richart (Book of the Capture and Death of King Richard II), Paris, France.
Illustrated by the Virgil Master (fl. in Paris, c. 1309-1420). Jean Creton (fl. 13861420), historian and poet.
This work was commissioned between November 1401 and March 1402 by Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy.
In April 1399 Creton was sent by Charles VI of France (r. 1380-1422) to accompany Richard II to Ireland.
Creton sailed with the earl of Salisbury to north Wales, and gave an eyewitness account of the capture of the king.

From the same manuscript:
MacMorogh, the Irish chieftain, coming to confer with the Earl of Gloucester in 1399. f.9r, 'La Prinse et mort du roy Richart' by Jean Creton, illustrated by the Virgil Master, Paris, France
The dukes of Exeter and Salisbury. f.25r, 'La Prinse et mort du roy Richart' (Book of the Capture and Death of King Richard II) by Jean Creton, Paris, France. BL Harley 1319.



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