Froissart's Chronicles

Jean Froissart was an historian of the 14th century who wrote in French. This copy of his Chronicles is a fine example of Flemish miniature art in the Middle Ages. The Chronicles are an important source of information about the Hundred Years War.

From Edward II to Richard II

This copy of the Chronicles of the historian Jean Froissart is a fine example of Flemish miniature art from the 15th century. Its three volumes are produced on parchment.

Froissart (1337- ca. 1404) worked for the Dukes of Burgundy. In the Chronicles, he describes the European wars from the accession to the throne of Edward II of England (1307) to the death of Richard II (1400).

This manuscript is a combination of history and vibrant decoration. It drew the admiration of the Moretus family, who purchased it in around 1805.
 

 

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