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Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is… yes… another monkey. Can you spot him in amongst the marginal menagerie?
This book, a copy of the Roman de la rose, was produced in France during the first half of the fourteenth century. According to the British Library, its first owner was Sir Richard Stury (d. 1395), privy counsellor to Edward III and Richard II. Stury is perhaps most well known for being one of the Lollard knights who was executed for his heretical beliefs. This book (and the rest of his library) was seized by the King, and this particular volume fell into the hands of Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1355, d. 1397).
Image source: British Library MS Royal 19B XIII. Image declared as public domain on the British Library website.

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is… yes… another monkey. Can you spot him in amongst the marginal menagerie?

This book, a copy of the Roman de la rose, was produced in France during the first half of the fourteenth century. According to the British Library, its first owner was Sir Richard Stury (d. 1395), privy counsellor to Edward III and Richard II. Stury is perhaps most well known for being one of the Lollard knights who was executed for his heretical beliefs. This book (and the rest of his library) was seized by the King, and this particular volume fell into the hands of Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1355, d. 1397).

Image source: British Library MS Royal 19B XIII. Image declared as public domain on the British Library website.

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