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Illustrations of military interest from

Chronica Majora by Matthew Paris
Matthaei Paris Chronica Maiora I

Combat between Canute the Dane and Edmund Ironside, 1016

Two Templars on a Horse & Queen Matilda's Hospital

Martyrdom of St. Thomas of Canterbury, 1171

Saladin Capturing the True Cross at Hattin, 1187

Matthaei Paris Chronica Maiora II

Battle of Bouvines, 1214

Atrocities under King John, 1216

Louis of France Arriving in England

Siege of Lincoln Castle, 1217

Sea Battle off Sandwich

Battle of Damietta

Siege of Damietta

A Knight Spares His Father's Murderer, 1232

Battle between Richard, Earl Marshal, and Baldwin de Guisnes, 1233

Death of Richard, Earl Marshal, 1234

Defeat of the French at Gaza

Treaty between Nazir of Kerak and the Count of Brittany

Banners of the Hospitalers and Templars and the Oriflamme of France, 1241

Invasion of Tartars, 1241

Sea Battle between the Pisans and Genoese, 1241

Death of Gilbert, Earl Marshal, 1241

French Troops Dying of Plague, 1242

A Tartar Cannibal Feast, 1243

Battle between the Crusaders and Khorezmians, 1244 (La Forbie)

Death of Enguerrand III de Coucy, 1244

Death of Herbert FitzMatthew, 1245

Chronica Majora, Saint Albans, England, ca. 124053. MS 26 & MS 16II, Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Matthaei Paris Chronica Maiora III (Historia Anglorum)

Shields and banners

Man threshing


A Map of Britain by Matthew Paris

Chronica Majora, Saint Albans, England, ca. 1240-53. Royal 14 C VII, British Library, London.

Reference: The Art of Matthew Paris in the Chronica Majora by Suzanne Lewis, 1987. (300MB)
The Art of Matthew Paris in the Chronica Majora by Suzanne Lewis, 1987. at
New address for Scenes from Anglo-French history, 1204-59

Other 13th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers