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iddle Ages

Coat of Arms
Medieval Books
Pages Being Redesigned:
Castle Building
Illuminated Letters
King's Plate
Knight's Armour
Magna Carta
Medieval Sciences
Painting Dissected Plants
Royal Crown Jewels
Stained Glass
Throne Room
Tussy Mussies
In the days before the printing press, every book had to be written by hand. Because most people were illiterate (couldn't read) many pages were decoratedwith pictures and designs. This alphabetic imagery flourished into an art form called 'Illuminated Letters'.
Alex Kent 2003