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This photograph shows banners advertising the ‘Love and Devotions: from Persia and beyond’ exhibition at the State Library of Victoria. The banners form an image taken from a Persian manuscript. The exhibition features Persian manuscripts…

A woman demonstrating the medieval art of manuscript illumination at the Perth Medieval Fayre. ‘Illumination’ refers to the addition of decorations and illustrations around the text on a manuscript page. These illuminations formed an integral…

The trend in medievalist revivals in all aspects of colonial life included medieval illumination found in addresses, books, presentation certificates or albums. These pieces of carefully crafted work, sometimes on precious vellum, marked special…

In this Western Mail article from 1930, the author begins by providing a somewhat negative review of Thomas Hoccleve’s poem, “The Regiment of Princes”. Asserting that the poem “looks better than it reads”, the author…

A drawing of a heraldic shield redolent of medieval manuscript annotation found on the second last page of the Journal of Arthur Bowes Smyth. Smyth (1750-1790) was the surgeon responsible for the women convicts on the Lady Penrhyn in the First Fleet,…

A scanned copy of the journal of Arthur Bowes Smyth held by the National Library of Australia. Smyth was the surgeon responsible for the women convicts on the Lady Penrhyn in the First Fleet, from 22 March 1787 – 8 August 1789. The journal contains…