Selected 14th century illustrations of costume & soldiers from the
Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Chronicles of France or of Saint Denis (from 1270 to 1380)
British Library MS Royal 20 C VII, c.1398


Origin: France, Central (Paris)
Date: Last quarter of the 14th century, after 1380
Language: French
Script: Gothic
Artists: Virgil Master and his atelier
Decoration: 266 two or one-column miniatures planned, some drawn but unpainted (quires xi-xv), some repainted later, and some miniature-spaces left blank (quires xvi-xvii, xx-xxiii), at the beginning of chapters.
Dimensions in mm: 385 x 280 (250 x 180)
Source: British Library, Royal 20 C VII

Text links to the larger images:
French destroying Genoa, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Fighting at Bruges, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
The Battle of Courtrai, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Rioters pillaging a house in Paris, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Third Crusade of Pastoureaux, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
King of Bohemia, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Parisians removing arms, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Outbreak of Jacquerie, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
A battle renewed, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Passage of the Seine, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Battle on the bridge over the Seine, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
The English army, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Killing of the bailiff, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Revolt at Montpellier, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Battle of Mons-en-Pévèle, 1304, Chroniques de France ou de St Denis



Chroniques de France ou de St Denis, BL Royal 16 G VI, France, 1332-1350
Grandes Chroniques de France de Charles V BnF MS Français 2813, France, c.1375-1380
Other 14th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers