The Taymouth Hours: Stories and the Construction of the Self in Late Medieval England

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The Taymouth Hours is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic English manuscripts of the later medieval period. It features a remarkable programme of marginal imagery of secular and religious narratives and is replete with portraits of crowned women. Yet the circumstances of the manuscript's commission and the identity of the royal owner have remained elusive. In this, the first comprehensive study of the manuscript, Kathryn A. Smith argues that the Taymouth Hours was commissioned in 1331 by Philippa of Hainault, queen of ...

The Taymouth Hours: Stories and the Construction of the Self in Late Medieval England 2012, The British Library Publishing Division, London

ISBN-13: 9780712358699

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