Eleanor of Aquitaine: Wealthiest and most powerful woman in Europe and the world during the High Middle Ages. Eleanor inherited the Duchy of Aquitaine and Poitiers after her father’s death when she was only 15 - transformed Aquitaine into one of the largest intellectual and cultural centers in Medieval Western Europe.
T'OROS ROSLIN GOSPELS (1262, Medieval, High Middle Ages). T'oros Roslin (Scribe & Artist. Armenia, active 1256-1268). Treasure Binding. Parchment bound between brown stamped moroccan leather with engraved and nielloed silver and jewels. More on the artist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toros_Roslin The Walters Art Museum, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. Photo enhanced to show detail. -pfb. Pin from the source. Promote your blog in the caption. Ethics & Integrity aren't just words.
Friesian Horse~ It is believed that during the Middle Ages, ancestors of Friesian horses were in great demand as war horses throughout continental Europe. Through the Early Middle Ages and High Middle Ages, their size enabled them to carry a knight in armor.