The Count of Méliacin by Girardin d'Amiens, c. 1270, Illumination on parchment, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Ullumination on parchment
The Count of Méliacin, 1270


... The Dame de Doubtance was old, but her private world was even older: The world of France three hundred years before when chivalry was in flower, and the troubadours sang. Moving in her mediaeval robes, from books to lute to embroidery, she never emerged into the raw humanist light of the sixteenth-century Blois; ...
    Dorothy Dunnett: Queens' Play, Part III: London: The Excitement of Being Hunted, 3, Blois, Distress is not Released

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