Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination

I highly recommend any Dunnett reader to see this exhibition at the British Library if they can. It is on, in London, until 13 March 2012. It covers the illustrations in the handwritten books, bibles and psalters made for successive English and French kings in the Middle Ages. It covers a period from about 750–1603.

There is a good collection of illustrations created in Bruges c. 1450 and one, in particular, I was much amused by. It featured some ladies beside a river (or could it be a canal?) with their henins blowing vigorously in the wind! For the technocrats among you, there is a Smartphone App (less than £4) available through

Barbara Milner

The beautiful exhibition catalogue can be found at

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