Medieval London

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Mark spectacles .jpg
This picture comes from the manuscripts of the British Library. It is a detailed miniature depicting Mark the evangelist using spectacles to read a book. The spectacles Mark has in the picture are ones that need to be held to use. The miniature is of…

Spectacles mini france.jpg
This picture comes from the manuscripts of the British Library. It is a miniature portraying singing monks at the beginning of the “Office of the Dead.” The celebrant in the miniature, wearing the black robe, is wearing spectacles very similar to the…

London Games and 'Sicilian Games'.jpg
This manuscript dates between 1482 and 1485 and made out of parchment codex. The central scene is of Entellus and Dares wrestling in the nude; however, in the background, are large vessels weighing anchor. This manuscript is depicting “London Games…
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