Monday, 13 July 2009

OTS: Medieval Pageant 4

Here’s an illumination from the Histoire de Helayne; 15th century French so it says - and no more apart from this:
‘The knight bids his lady farewell. In Europe’s warring and politically violent Middle Ages, husbands and wives had often to part, and a lover’s farewell might so easily be for the last time. Here the lady, Helayne, wears a brave face as her knight kisses her a fond adieu.’
So there you go.
Look at that dog. Isn’t he fantastic?

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