Bomb Sight - Mapping the World War 2 London Blitz Bomb Census With Bomb Sight you can discover what it was like in London, during WW2 Luftwaffe Blitz bombing raids, exploring maps, images and memories. The Bomb Sight web map and mobile app reveals WW2 bomb census maps between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941, previously available only by viewing them in the Reading Room of The National Archives. How to use the Map
Queen's University : History of the University Queen’s University was established on October 16, 1841 by a royal charter issued by Queen Victoria. Its founders modelled the new college on the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Queen’s, like them, was given a governing structure built around a Board of Trustees, a Principal, and a Senate. Classes began on March 7 1842, when 'Queen’s College at Kingston' opened in a small wood-frame house on the edge of the city with two professors and 13 students. For its first 11 years the school had no home. It moved from house to house in Kingston, finally settling in Summerhill, a spacious limestone residence which still stands at the heart of the main campus.
German accountant Matthäus Schwarz prefigured the selfie blogger craze by 500 years with his fashion diary Long before the likes of Tavi Gevinson and Bryanboy made careers of taking fashion selfies, a German accountant was busy documenting his outfits: for 40 years in the 16th century, Matthäus Schwarz commissioned watercolour portraits to showcase his daily ensembles, leaving us with the most extraordinary record of Renaissance style, gathered together in his Trachtenbuch (literally, "book of clothes".) Born in Augsburg in 1497, Schwarz began to record his sartorial successes – and failures – from the age of 23, using three principal artists. The collection of 137 miniature paintings (including 36 that drew on his memory of what he'd looked like from childhood, to reconstruct his earlier years) is kept in a museum in Brunswick in northern Germany. "It was incredibly unusual for the time," says Professor Maria Hayward, who co-edited The First Book of Fashion, a new book in which the paintings are recreated. Matthäus Schwarz's fashion diary
University Library Utrecht For most people, the first introduction to the Utrecht Psalter is not necessarily a revealing experience. The manuscript does not expose its beauty and meaning straight away. You have to get to know the Utrecht Psalter and only then will it intrigue you; and you must learn its story to be able to understand the impact of this amazing manuscript. Not many people are aware of the fame of the Utrecht Psalter. Why is it that this widely praised manuscript is still relatively unknown? 'And then I once again blush for shame when I remember the librarian from Poitiers in 1948, who treated me with awe because I came from the city of the Utrecht Psalter, the existence of which I was not even aware of.'
The History of Visual Communication - The Art of the Book Download slideshow >>> The Art of the Book Medieval Europe. One of the darkest periods known to mankind: Pestilence and plague, darkness and fear, witch-hunts and illiteracy roam the land. Irish people - Wikipedia The Irish people (Irish: Muintir na hÉireann or Na hÉireannaigh) are a nation and ethnic group native to the island of Ireland, who share a common Irish ancestry, identity and culture. Ireland has been inhabited for about 9,000 years according to archaeological studies (see Prehistoric Ireland). For most of Ireland's recorded history, the Irish have been primarily a Gaelic people (see Gaelic Ireland). Anglo-Normans conquered parts of Ireland in the 12th century, while England's 16th/17th century (re)conquest and colonization of Ireland brought a large number of English and Lowland Scots to parts of the island, especially the north. Today, Ireland is made up of the Republic of Ireland (an independent state), and the smaller Northern Ireland (a part of the United Kingdom).
Roman de la Rose Roman de la RoseBritish Library Harley MS 4425, f.14vCopyright © The British Library BoardA high-quality version of this image can be purchased from British Library Images Online. For more information email email@example.com This is said to be the most beautiful manuscript of one of medieval literature’s biggest bestsellers. The allegorical poem of chivalric love is illustrated with 92 brilliant miniatures, of which four are half-page paintings with decorative borders. It was written and illuminated by the artist known as The Master of the Prayer Books of c.1500. Enchanting settings, rich pageantry and elaborate costumes conjure up the lavish and cultivated life-style of the royal court of Burgundy in the late 15th century.
e-codices Choose a virtual library or collection Swiss Manuscripts Abroad Dispersed Manuscript Parts Abroad Number of manuscripts: 59, displayed: 1 – 50 The Morgan Library & Museum Online Exhibitions Old Testament Miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions France, Paris, 1240s The Crusader Bible, also known as the Morgan Picture Bible, the Maciejowski Bible, and the Shah ‘Abbas Bible, is not only one of the greatest medieval manuscripts in the Morgan, it also ranks as one of the incomparable achievements of French Gothic illumination. The miniatures represent one of the greatest visualizations of Old Testament events ever made. Some of the stories and their heroes are well known, but there are also accounts of less familiar Israelites who fought for the Promised Land—tales that resonate to this day. There are incredibly violent battle scenes in which the implements of war are so accurately depicted they could be replicated.
Black Donnellys - Wikipedia This is a replica of the original Donnelly tombstone used by Ray Fazakas and is currently on display at the Lucan heritage/Donnelly museum in Lucan, Ontario. The "Black Donnellys" were an Irish family who emigrated to Ontario. Five of the family were murdered by an armed mob in the township of Biddulph in February 1880 and their farm was burned down, the culmination of long-standing conflict between the family and other residents. No one was ever convicted of the murders, despite two inconclusive trials. The Donnelly family (Dates in bold mark those killed in the massacre)
untitled An intensely illustrated florilegium of meditations and prayers drawing from Song of Songs and Augustine’s De Trinitate, among other texts, the Rothschild Canticles is remarkable for its full-page miniatures, historiated initials, and drawings, which show the work of multiple artists. See: Hamburger, Jeffrey. 1990. The Rothschild canticles: Art and mysticism in Flanders and the Rhineland circa 1300. New Haven: Yale University Press. Visigothic + Carolingian script. Mixing up graphic influences In my last post I wrote about how the Carolingian script was spread across the Kingdom of Galicia thanks to the physical routes of cultural exchange opened with the Camino de Santiago. I also discussed about why, talking about Visigothic minuscule in transition to Carolingian script, the graphic influence was so different comparing the two major medieval cultural centers of the Kingdom, Lugo and Santiago, and that this difference can be seen not only in the sees, but also in the centers/monasteries under their command. I still need to work closely on the political implications of this situation in order to develop a little more the theories exposed.
Life in Elizabethan England: A Compendium of Common Knowledge - Contents Written and edited by Maggie Secara 11th Edition Spring 2011 Newly expanded incorporating all previous editions & appendices Designed for the World Wide Web by Paula Kate Marmor Sex, Drugs, and Broomsticks: The Origins of the Iconic Witch Luis Ricardo Falero, "The Witches' Sabbath" (1880), oil on canvas (via Wikimedia)Witches were almost always portrayed naked until the 1900s. In rifleing the closet of the ladie, they found a pipe of oyntment, wherewith she greased a staffe, upon which she ambled and galloped through thick and thin. — 1324 investigation of suspected witch Lady Alice Kyteler. Silhouetted against the moon, pointy hat pushed back by the wind, the witch on her magic broomstick is an iconic image, ubiquitous during the Halloween season. While the image can be found pasted in elementary schools throughout America, the story of why witches look the way they do, and why they fly on broomsticks, is a racier, lesser-known tale. What follows is mildly NSFW. For a long time the common answer to the question of why witches flew on broomsticks was relatively straightforward if a bit broad.