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Troilus and Criseyde
England, probably London, between 1403 and 1413
MS M.817. Fol. 001r

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Cressida (?), wearing hat, hands raised (?) and Troilus (?), wearing large hat, extending branch (?) to her with right hand and raising left hand, stand facing each other, all enclosed in initial T.
Text enclosed in rectilinear frame of blue, red and gold, decorated with interlace lozenges in the same colors, some with floreate vine scroll. In lower margin escutcheon decorated with heraldry of Henry, Prince of Wales (France (modern) and England quarterly, a label of three points argent), future Henry V of England.

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