Medieval Beauty, Clifden Castle, Ireland on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/69755740/via/helgeparker
angry birds (aquila/eagle, psitacus/parrot, alcion/kingfisher) Bestiary, England 15th century. København, Kongelige Bibliotek, GkS 1633 4º, fols. 31v, 33v, 36v
French illumination of creatures, mythic and not.
Devil sneaking up on a king. Notice the little demon faces all over the devil.
Eilean Donan Castle - Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Eilean Donan castle has a rich history and is one of the most romantic castles to be found anywhere. This medieval castle was built during the reign of King Alexander II to provide defense against 13th century Viking raids.
No enemy was able to take Eilean Donan’s strong keep during the violent early years of Scotland’s history. Government warships attacked the castle in 1719, and the ruins remained abandoned until restorations were started in the 1900s. This castle is the seat of the Clan MacRae, and was featured in the original “Highlander” movie.
Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 703, p. 03r on Flickr.
Manuscript title: Prayers and liturgical pieces from Orient and Occident
Manuscript summary: A manuscript consistiting of three production units. The first two were copied in Paris, probably around the end of the 15th century, by the famous professor of Greek, Georgius Hermonymus of Sparta (†1511-1516). They contain prayers and liturgical pieces, particularly from the Abbey of Saint Denis in France, including an as yet apparently unpublished translation of a Mass formula for Saints Dionysius, Rusticus and Elutherius into Greek. The last part, an addition to the others, is the work of a single hand, very similar in appearance to that of Hermonymous, perhaps that of one of his pupils. (and)
Origin: Paris (France)
Period: 15th century
Image source: Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 703: Prayers and liturgical pieces from Orient and Occident