09.19.14 @ 11:35♥538
Selfie of drunk medieval decorator
This is an unusual image, in more than one sense of the word: it is a rare example of a selfie made by a person who decorated medieval books; and he is drinking on the job. Check out other selfies from medieval times - and the story behind them - in my new blog post: Medieval Selfies.
Pic: Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Cod. mus. I 2 65 (dated 1512).
As Scotland votes on its independence referendum tomorrow, a look back at some items from our collection promoting the union of the two crowns after the accession of James I in 1603.
Disclaimer: Houghton takes no position on the merits of union between Scotland and England, now or in 1603.
Cornwallis, William, Sir, -1631? The miraculous and happie union of England and Scotland. STC 5782.5
Thornborough, John, 1551-1641. A discourse plainely proving the euident vtilitie and vrgent necessitie of the desired happie vnion of the two famous kingdomes of England and Scotland. STC 24035
Hayward, John, Sir, 1564?-1627. A treatise of union of the two realmes of England and Scotland. STC 13011
09.17.14 @ 14:44♥774
Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire and what became Mexico City, in pre-Columbian America