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Mediaeval Collection

Step back in time to the enchanting world of the medieval era, where history comes alive through captivating artifacts and stunning artwork

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Monnow Bridge and Gate over the River Monnow, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

Monnow Bridge and Gate over the River Monnow, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Al-Idrisis world map, 1154

Al-Idrisis world map, 1154
Al-Idrisis world map. This world map, known as the Tabula Rogeriana, dates from 1154, and is orientated with North at bottom

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Medieval urine wheel

Medieval urine wheel. Labelled in Latin, this 15th century diagram shows some of the possible colours of urine (outer edge of circle) to help doctors diagnose urine-related diseases

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Celestial mechanics, medieval artwork

Celestial mechanics, medieval artwork
Celestial mechanics. Coloured historical artwork depicting a medieval pilgrim looking out from the sky (blue) to see the mechanics of the heavens (upper left)

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Hever Castle (1270-1470), childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Edenbridge, Kent

Hever Castle (1270-1470), childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Edenbridge, Kent, England, UK, Europe

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Catalan Atlas, 14th century

Catalan Atlas, 14th century. The 6-page Catalan Atlas (1375) was produced on vellum by the Jewish cartographer Abraham Cresques

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Barga, Italy

Barga, Italy
Barga. View from the mediaeval Tuscan town of Barga across the Serchio river valley, towards the summit of Pania Secca (1171 metres) in the Apuan Alps, Italy

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Oronce Fines world map, 1531

Oronce Fines world map, 1531
Oronce Fines world map. Map of the worlds northern and southern hemispheres by the French mathematician and cartographer Oronce Fine (1494-1555)

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Ladislaus I of Hungary or St. Ladislaus (Laszlo) (1040-1095)

Ladislaus I of Hungary or St. Ladislaus (Laszlo) (1040-1095). King of Hungary between 1077-1095. Portrait by Ignac Roskovics (1854-1916). Hungarian National Gallery. Budapest. Hungary

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Saint Michael Arcangel. Byzantine icon. XIV century. Greece

Saint Michael Arcangel. Byzantine icon. XIV century. Greece
BYZANTINE ART. GREECE. ICON with Saint Michael Archangel by workshop Constantinople. Dated at XIV century. Byzantine Museum. Athens

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Trepanation, 14th century artwork

Trepanation, 14th century artwork
Trepanation. 14th century artwork of a doctor using a hammer and scalpel to perform a surgical operation known as trepanation

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Byzantine silk textiles dating from 10th century, Treasury of Ste. Foy

Byzantine silk textiles dating from 10th century, Treasury of Ste. Foy, Conques, Midi-Pyrenees, France, Europe

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Warwick Castle 1760

Warwick Castle 1760
The finest mediaeval castle in England. The present stone castle beig built in the 12th century. Ceasars Tower, Guys Tower & the Gatehouse are all depicted

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Ireland; Exterior Of A 13Th Century Castle

Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Ireland; Exterior Of A 13Th Century Castle

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Saint George. Byzantine icon. XIV century. Greece

Saint George. Byzantine icon. XIV century. Greece
BYZANTINE ART. GREECE. Icon with Saint George made by the workshop of Constantinople. Dated at XIV century. Byzantine Museum. Athens

Background imageMediaeval Collection: The medieval city of Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe

The medieval city of Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Carrickfergus Castle & Harbour, Co Antrim, Ireland

Carrickfergus Castle & Harbour, Co Antrim, Ireland

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Ancient English oak (Quercus rober) tree

Ancient English oak (Quercus rober) tree. This ancient oak tree, called the Silton oak or Wyndhams oak, is believed to be around 1000 years old

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Elevated view of the medieval Rab Bell Towers and town, Rab Town, Rab Island

Elevated view of the medieval Rab Bell Towers and town, Rab Town, Rab Island, Dalmatia, Dalmatian coast, Croatia, Europe

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Goitre, 15th century artwork C018 / 1849

Goitre, 15th century artwork C018 / 1849
Goitre. 15th century artwork of a man with an enlarged thyroid gland (goitre). The thyroid is an endocrine gland found in the neck

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Typical half timbered houses, old town, Rennes, Brittany, France, Europe

Typical half timbered houses, old town, Rennes, Brittany, France, Europe

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Knole / Green Court West

Knole / Green Court West
Imposing mediaeval, Kentish ragstone house, home of the Sackville family from the 16th century. This view shows the Green Court with its magnificent gatehouse

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Old Town Square at Christmas time and Tyn Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Old Town Square at Christmas time and Tyn Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageMediaeval Collection: La Cite, Medieval fortified town, Carcassone, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe

La Cite, Medieval fortified town, Carcassone, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Medieval tiles, Cleeve Abbey, property of English Heritage, Somerset, England

Medieval tiles, Cleeve Abbey, property of English Heritage, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Louis Ix King Of France 1214 To 1270 Has Pot Of Urine Poured On Him By A Student As He Rides To

Louis Ix King Of France 1214 To 1270 Has Pot Of Urine Poured On Him By A Student As He Rides To Church In Paris. After 15Th Century Miniature

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Dantes Inferno, suicides and the Harpies

Dantes Inferno, suicides and the Harpies
Dantes Inferno. Canto XIII, line 11: Here [suicide tree] the brute Harpies make their nest (at right: Dante and Virgil). Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Hever Castle, Kent

Hever Castle, Kent
ENGLAND Kent Edenbridge Hever Castle

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Syria. Krak des Chevaliers

Syria. Krak des Chevaliers. Castle built in the twelfth century by the Knights Hospitaller during the Crusades to the Holy Land

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Palace of the Normans. Byzantine mosaics at the Palatine Cha

Palace of the Normans. Byzantine mosaics at the Palatine Cha
Italy. Sicily. Palerm. Palace of the Normans. Byzantine mosaics at the Palatine Chapel. Christ with Saint Peter and Paul above the throne stage. 12 th century

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Barber-surgeons, satirical artwork

Barber-surgeons, satirical artwork
Barber-surgeons. Satirical artwork depicting barber-surgeons and their patients as monkeys. At bottom, the barber role is being performed, while at top the surgical and medical roles are shown

Background imageMediaeval Collection: South American cannibals, 16th century

South American cannibals, 16th century
South American cannibals. 16th-century artwork of indigenous people of South American dismembering and roasting their slain enemies

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Medical zodiac, 15th century diagram

Medical zodiac, 15th century diagram
Medical zodiac. 15th century diagram with Latin text illustrating how the human body relates to the zodiac signs. Such information was used in medical practices, such as bloodletting

Background imageMediaeval Collection: 17th century engraving

17th century engraving. Engraved plate depicting Rosicrucians from the publication Vitus del capo de la bona speranza, published in 1677

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Medical prescription, satirical artwork

Medical prescription, satirical artwork
Medical prescription. Satirical artwork titled Of Prescribing Foolishly, showing a patient in bed with a doctor in a fools hat (right) holding aloft a proposed treatment

Background imageMediaeval Collection: King Alfred the Great of England

King Alfred the Great of England
Statue of King Alfred the Great of England (born 849, ruled 871-899). King Alfreds reign is remembered for the formulation of a code of ethics and a rebirth of religious and scholarly activity

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Mediaeval Headdresses

Mediaeval Headdresses
Medieval ladies in their fancy headdress

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Estonia, Tallinn, Pikk Hermann Tower, part of Toompea Castle, and Estonian Parliament building

Estonia, Tallinn, Pikk Hermann Tower, part of Toompea Castle, and Estonian Parliament building

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Medieval bridge in Bujaruelo. Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, Pyrenees, Spain

Medieval bridge in Bujaruelo. Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, Pyrenees, Spain

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Doonagore Castle, Co Clare, Ireland, 16Th Century Tower House Overlooking The Atlantic Ocean

Doonagore Castle, Co Clare, Ireland, 16Th Century Tower House Overlooking The Atlantic Ocean

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Talbot Botanic Gardens, Malahide Castle, Co Dublin, Ireland

Talbot Botanic Gardens, Malahide Castle, Co Dublin, Ireland

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Ballindoon Abbey, Lough Arrow, County Sligo, Ireland; Lakefront Historic Abbey

Ballindoon Abbey, Lough Arrow, County Sligo, Ireland; Lakefront Historic Abbey

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Sancho IV of Castile (1258-1295). King of Castille, Leon

Sancho IV of Castile (1258-1295). King of Castille, Leon and Galicia from 1284-1295. Portrait. Engraving

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Feast from Book of Esther, 1430 artwork

Feast from Book of Esther, 1430 artwork
Feast from Book of Esther. Illuminated manuscript miniature from the 15th-century Alba Bible, depicting the feast given by Queen Vashti and King Ahasuerus of Persia (The Book of Esther)

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Medieval frolics: wine, women and song

Medieval frolics: wine, women and song
An alfresco medieval social gathering, with mixed bathing and music making. Date: c.1430

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Black Death rat flea, artwork

Black Death rat flea, artwork
Oriental rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis), artwork. This flea was the primary vector of the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which caused the Black Death

Background imageMediaeval Collection: The four humours, 16th century artwork

The four humours, 16th century artwork
The four humours, coloured historical artwork. Here, the head of Christ is surrounded by four male figures, who are personifications of the four humours

Background imageMediaeval Collection: Injured Vitruvian Man, conceptual image

Injured Vitruvian Man, conceptual image




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Step back in time to the enchanting world of the medieval era, where history comes alive through captivating artifacts and stunning artwork. Explore Al-Idrisi's intricate world map from 1154, a testament to the incredible knowledge and curiosity of that time. Marvel at the ingenuity of medieval scientists with their urine wheel, an early attempt at understanding bodily fluids. Transport yourself to Hever Castle in Edenbridge, Kent, where Anne Boleyn spent her childhood amidst grandeur and intrigue. Immerse yourself in celestial mechanics as you admire mesmerizing medieval artwork depicting heavenly bodies and their movements. Discover the Catalan Atlas from the 14th century, a masterpiece that showcases both geographical accuracy and artistic finesse. Cross Monnow Bridge over River Monnow in Wales; its sturdy structure has stood strong since medieval times. Journey to Barga, Italy, where echoes of medieval architecture still resonate through its charming streets. Admire Oronce Fine's remarkable world map from 1531; it offers a glimpse into how people perceived our planet during those times. Learn about Ladislaus I of Hungary or St. Ladislaus (Laszlo), whose reign left an indelible mark on history between 1040-1095. Feel like royalty as you explore Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland – a majestic fortress dating back to the 13th century. Gaze upon Saint Michael Arcangel's Byzantine icon from Greece; its exquisite craftsmanship reflects devotion and spirituality prevalent during this period. Lastly, delve into trepanation through awe-inspiring artworks from the 14th century – witness ancient medical practices unfold before your eyes. The mediaeval era beckons us with tales of exploration, artistry beyond compare, architectural wonders that have stood against time itself.