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Francis II of France & his wife Mary, Queen of Scots. (The double portrait was taken from Francis' mother, Catherine De Medici's "Book of Hours".) Mary married Francis II of France He was the son of Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici.

Detail of a decorated initial 'E'(xultet) at the beginning of the prayer for the lighting of the Paschal candle, Italy (Monte Cassino), c. Add MS membrane 2 Our Exultet roll, Add MS comes from the Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino in southern Italy.

randombeautysls: this looks like the work of British artist and illuminator Andrew Stewart Jamieson.

randombeautysls: this looks like the work of British artist and illuminator Andrew Stewart Jamieson.

Tournament Shield (Targe) Date: about 1450 Culture: German Medium: Wood, leather, linen, gesso, polychromy, silver Dimensions: H. 22 in. (55.88 cm) W. 16 in. (40.64 cm) Classification: Shields Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Florence Blumenthal, 1925 Accession Number: 25.26.1

Tournament Shield (Targe) Date: about 1450 Culture: German Medium: Wood, leather, linen, gesso, polychromy, silver Dimensions: H. 22 in. (55.88 cm) W. 16 in. (40.64 cm) Classification: Shields Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Florence Blumenthal, 1925 Accession Number: 25.26.1

Portrait of Elizabeth Knollys, granddaughter of Mary Boleyn, great niece of Anne Boleyn. Daughter of Katherine Carey-Knollys and Sir Francis Knollys, Elizabeth Knollys married Sir Thomas Leighton in 1578.

Portrait of Elizabeth Knollys, granddaughter of Mary Boleyn, great niece of Anne Boleyn. Daughter of Katherine Carey-Knollys and Sir Francis Knollys, Elizabeth Knollys married Sir Thomas Leighton in 1578.

Firenze #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

Firenze #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

Bouclier de tournoi.---Tournament Shield (Targe) Date: ca.1500 Culture: German The German motto around the owl reads in translation, "Although I am the hated bird, I rather enjoy that."

Bouclier de tournoi.---Tournament Shield (Targe) Date: ca.1500 Culture: German The German motto around the owl reads in translation, "Although I am the hated bird, I rather enjoy that."

Lincoln Cathedral, sXLVI, Armorial panel, probably by William Peckitt by gordonplumb, via Flickr

Lincoln Cathedral, sXLVI, Armorial panel, probably by William Peckitt by gordonplumb, via Flickr

The cover of one of Henry VIII's books. This is purple velvet and embroidered motifs.

The cover of one of Henry VIII's books. This is purple velvet and embroidered motifs.

Armorial Roundel, ca. 1500. Made in Middle Rhineland, Germany. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1980 (1980.214.1) #Cloisters

Armorial Roundel, ca. 1500. Made in Middle Rhineland, Germany. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1980 (1980.214.1) #Cloisters

Arms of the Porcelet Family, Saint-Guilhem-le-Déssert near Montpellier, c. late 13th - early 14th century

Arms of the Porcelet Family, Saint-Guilhem-le-Déssert near Montpellier, c. late 13th - early 14th century