syntinen_laulu (syntinen_laulu) wrote in oltramar,

Lovely pic of the torture of Aimery of Limoges

I just stumbled on the medieval illumination blog of the British Library, which is an absolute delight; it's where the BL's medieval manuscript specialist let their hair down and post about their favourite illustrations. It distracted me for hours, and certainly will again. Among other things, in an entry about insects in illumination, there's a splendidly jolly picture from a (probably Picard) manuscript dated 1232-1261 (so within living memory of the event, just about) of Reynald of Chatillon staking Patriarch Aimery out smeared with honey.

The whole blog comes hugely recommended!

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