Medieval London

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In this photo, an individual in the Volunteer Inclusion Project at the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre prepares to take a picture of a medieval shoe. The leather shoe is a dark brown color. From this angle, the shoe appears to have…

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This portrait of King Richard III was created in the 16th century, long after his reign, between 1483 and 1485. His grand status is accentuated by his clothing and jewelry. The ring he wears, on the third finger of his left hand, symbolizes love and…

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Portrait of Margaret van Eyck is by Jan van Eyck. It is 41.2cm x 34.6cm. This painting depicts his wife wearing a headdress. The artwork is said to be an intimate piece, and meant for private viewing instead of public.

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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…

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Measuring 24 (0.95 of an inch) millimeters in diameter, this Late Saxon disc brooch is made of tin alloy and glass. Circular in shape, the brooch is set with a hazel/grey glass bead made to imitate a gemstone. Sometimes, these beads still have the…

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In this illuminated manuscript, Henry I sits on his throne mourning the loss of his son. Below him, there is a genealogical table of his children, Matilda and William, along with a sketch of the sinking White Ship. Henry I's blue cloak is fastened…

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This bone ice skate image is of an artifact that can be viewed at the Museum of London Archives. This medieval bone ice skate is of a beige/light-brown color, and is oblong and thin in size and shape. From the curved point at the end of the bone, it…

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This piece depicts Mary Magdalen reading the Bible. Her headdress and clothing choices represent her wealth and the wooden keyboard shows the wealth of the family.

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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…

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This is a depiction of Thieves Breaking into the Burial Church of St. Edmund from the Life, Passion, and Miracles of St. Edmund. The shoes on the feet of the thieves are simple below-the-ankle shoes with simple decorations, such as the vamp stripe on…
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