THEME: A page related to medieval history and culture. Mainly illuminations, mosaics, frescoes and other works of art from era 500-1500. Occasionally also paintings portraying important figures / events of Medieval Europe. In addition I collect links to translated medieval manuscripts.
As for following you - this is a secondary blog so I can't follow you back under this name even I would like to. I follow though a lots of blogs and i've tried to record their URL:s into my "I follow" pages. (this page / one of the above mentioned)
Alan Rufus, 1st Lord of Richmond(1040 - 1093). A prominent companion of William the Conqueror during the Norman Conquest, he is shown here from a 13th Century illuminated manuscript swearing loyalty and faithfulness to King William. England, 13th Century.
Ivory panel depicting a marriage between Byzantine princess Theophanu and young co-emperor Otto II in 972. Christ (=authority, legitimacy) is portrayed in the middle, but I just wonder who is crawling below Otto’s feet.
Otto died eleven years later and Theophanu reigned Holy Roman empire between 985 and 991 as an empress regent.
She is also credited for introducing a fork to western Europe ;).