In memoriam: Richard I of England, The Lionheart
8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199
Originally shared by The British Library
Richard the Lionheart died #onthisday in 1199. Here he is, rather splendidly adorned, jousting in the lower margin of the Luttrell Psalter.
This colourful miniature shows two caparisoned knights which are generally believed to be Richard I and Saladin. The Luttrell Psalter, commissioned by a wealthy landowner in the first half of the 14th century, is one of the most striking manuscripts to survive from the Middle Ages. http://bit.ly/2o0X4oA