Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is another from the National Archives’ Flickr account. It turns out to be a goldmine of Creative Commons licensed images!
Description: Pen portrait of a man in clerical dress (probably Thomas Beckett) being hit on the head with a sword, from a book of treasury receipts.
Our Catalogue Reference: E 36/274
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Admittedly, it isn’t the most pretty, so perhaps it doesn’t deserve to be here quite as much as the Tres Riches Heures… but it is rather fun, in a macabre way. It certainly livens up the Treasury receipts (yawn). It reminds me of a child’s doodles in the margins of their school exercise book.