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MR: 1,000 Illuminations on the Web

Poster: Lance Day <lday@access.digex.net>

With greetings, the bleary eyed Uryene croaks thusly:

If this is common knowledge already; just ignore me... :)

In the course of doing a little searching for Froissart's Chroniques,
I came across a new (11/3/96) website that just about blew my hosen off.
(and they were on tight)

It's hosted by The Bibliotheque Nationale France and titled
'The Age of King Charles V (1338 - 1380)', subtitled
'1,000 Illuminations from the Department of Manuscripts'

The english version is at

The texts of the manuscripts aren't present, just the illuminations 
and descriptions. (Click on the thumbnail images to get the full picture)

While I've been concentrating on the Chronicle, I gave a cursory
scan to the other manuscripts available, and the site lives
up to it's billing. (unlike Henry's pompousness)

The scans of the illuminations are top notch, and those such as
myself what don't have their letters can spend _hours_ looking
at all the pretty pictures.  (It helps to have a good data connection

Lance W. Day                       | Uryene de Wodeshende
lday@access.digex.net              | In the shadow of Ripon Cathedral
http://www.access.digex.net/~lday  | North Yorkshire, England  b.1363-?
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