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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 77r

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Four soldiers wearing helmets and mail, two holding lances and shields, all possibly on horseback, follow king, possibly Aethelfrith of Northumbria, crowned, wearing helmet and mail, holding lance with right hand, shield at left shoulder, astride bridled horse.
Figures against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to kings of Northumbria, specifically Aethelfrith, first king of Northumbria.

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