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Crutches, circa 1260. (The wonderful things you find in medieval manuscripts!) Detail from an illuminated initial D in a Franco-Flemish antiphonal on view in Gothic Grandeur.

late gothic sketchbook 3 by Public Domain Review, via Flickr The workbook of a manuscript illuminator in Germany - it includes practice sketches and places where he seemed to be working out ornamentation and layout

Medieval dogs more loyal than the royals, for sure! #amwriting. #theconfessorsburden. Royal_ms_20_a_ii_f008v

Giovanni Boccaccio, De Claris mulieribus; Paris Bibliothèque nationale de France MSS Français 598; French; 1403, 132v. http://www.europeanaregia.eu/en/manuscripts/paris-bibliotheque-nationale-france-mss-francais-598/en