Rare first dated edition of an extensively illustrated early herbal in contemporary hand-colour, with the title and most of the plant and animal names in Latin and German.
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Nice early-printed book on plants. The medieval page can still be felt in page design.
These four images all show the very moment that archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered, on the 29th of December 1170 - an event that sent a shockwave through Europe. Four knights from France chased Becket into Canterbury Cathedral and split his skull in front of the alter where he was standing (read the full story here).
Which of these images speaks most to you? While many may be tempted to pick one of the colourful ones from later, 15th-century manuscripts, for me it is the plain, 13th century drawing at the top that stands out. It is found in the margin of a text written by another Archbishop, John Peckham, and is the oldest of the four scenes. I like it because it is so plain. There are no distractions from other objects or events, there is no beautiful decoration to get involved in. It merely shows the essence of the murder: the victim and the weapon. In my opinion the drawing shouts “Bloody murder!” most loudly of the four.
Pic: The marginal drawing is from the wonderful digital archive of UK’s National Archives, where the documents rests under shelfmark E 36/274 (dated 1282-92). The other images are all from 15th-century manuscripts in the British Library: Harley MSS 5102 and 5312, and Stowe 22.
things to start doing:
- drink more water
- carry a camera everywhere i go
- read more books than i already do
- go for walks
- do yoga more often
- go to bed earlier
- enjoy the little things
- go outside more
- stop comparing myself to others
- stick to my goals n stop putting things off
- write down my feelings
- smile more, especially at random people
My inner thighs were sore for 2 days after this workout. This seriously is the best thigh sculpting routine I have EVER made.
ATTENTION ALL GIRLS: We ALL know that the lower stomach is one of the very hardest places to burn fat and tone.
These are some terrific exercises to do in the morning and at night to burn those hard to tone areas!
Do this every morning when you wake up, and every night before you sleep. I guarantee you’ll see results in a week flat!
Liking and reblogging for future reference!
Oh man, my old soccer coach used to make us do the top left one
Used to do these in ballet class.
Great way for us art vampires to stay in shape!
Or if you just want reference for drawing characters exercising.
these are pretty good for anyone to do really 8D
"Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum."
Vincent van Gogh (via perfect)
I got a migraine and threw up because of this
i cant sleep cause of this now
Some resources for those writing medieval-type stories: