Sep 9, 2008

Marginal decorations of "des vaudoises" in Le champion des dames, by Martin Le France, 1451

From Wikipedia HERE.

Le Franc's most famous work was his huge, 24,000-verse composition Le Champion des Dames (The Champion of Women), dedicated to Philip the Good and dating from 1441 or 1442 (first printed in 1503). It recounts the nobility and deeds of many women throughout history, including Joan of Arc, and also fiercely attacks corruption in government as well as the hedonistic luxury of the aristocratic class.

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