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Microsoft Chrome28 Feb 2018 5:48 a.m. PST

I'm thinking of doing a project involving an edge around a battle mat. I'd like to fill the edge with artwork involving medieval battles, knights, sieges and what-not. I know there is a lot of great modern depictions of knights and battle, but I would prefer art contemporary to the period.

Is are there any good sources for this online without copyright issues? Failing that are there good books with full-color illustrations I can get from the library?

Roderick Robertson Fezian28 Feb 2018 10:08 a.m. PST

depending on how "medieval" you want to be, the Bayeaux tapestry might fit the bill. It's got battles, sieges, etc., plus it is in a handy strip format.

And it's out of copyright…

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2018 2:08 p.m. PST

The best source of contemporary medieval artwork is probably illuminated manuscripts. Plenty of examples online. There is a TMP member who goes by the name of Druzhina (not sure of spelling) who has posted loads of this sort of stuff here!

GurKhan28 Feb 2018 2:11 p.m. PST

link (Maciejowski Bible, 13th century)
And Druzhina's collection – link

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