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France was a war zone for much of this period. This can be seen on the ground with churches given fortifications and used as refuges when the various armies were passing through. Armies were not paid like a modern army but allowed to keep their plunder. So day to day living meant stealing from farms, villages and towns. Despite this there was still a certain amount of prosperity. France also covers Flanders which belonged to Burgundy in the 15th century.

Lmedjaqcoeur

Carving of man in late medieval padded doublet looking out of window. Mid 15th century. Palais Jacques Coeur, Bourges, France

Lmedshoes2

Emboidered shoes belonging to a high ecclesiastic. Museum of St Bertrand de Comminges, France

Lmedmenhawk

Three young men hunting with hawks. This is part of a scene from the popular story of the Quick (living) and the Dead. They meet three skeletons who tell them "as you are, so once were we". Some of the colours have become damaged over time. 15th century. Chapel of St Catherine, Jouhet, France

Lmedscholar

A scholar in academic robes. We still use them! Late 15th century. Church at Bommiers, France

LmedHughesAutun

Hughes Bishop of Autun. THis shows a bishop in his ceremonial robes - chausable beneath dalmatic beneath cope. The cope would have been richly embroidered. About 1310. St Thibault, France

LmedAgnesBurg

Agnes Duchess of Burgundy in a simple belted robe and headdress. Her arms have been broken off. About 1310. St Thibault, France

LmedRobert2Burg

Robert II Duke of Burgundy as Aaron. St Thibault, France

LmedHughesSonBurg

Hughes son of Robert II of Burgundy as David. St Thibault, France

Lmedmenhawk

Three young men hunting with hawks. This is part of a scene from the popular story of the Quick (living) and the Dead. The youths meet three skeletons who tell them "as you are, so once were we". Some of the colours have become damaged over time. 15th century. Chapel of St Catherine, Jouhet, France

Lmedyouthshunting

Two wealthy youths hunting. 14th century from St Thibault, France

Lmedmotherlovers

A mother and a pair of lovers with a hawk. The mother as a married woman has her head covered while the young female lover goes bare headed. All wear long gowns and mantles. St Thibault, France.

Lmedgivingclothes

A wealthy man giving clothes to the needy, an important act of charity. St Thibault, France.

LmedKing

A King or Emperor wearing a long robe and mantle. 14th century. St Thibault, France.

LmedQueen

A badly worn statuette of a Queen with crown and headdress. 14th century. St Thibault, France.

Lmedfashionyouths1

Two fashionable youths in padded doublets with belts for swords and hats. 15th century. St Thibault, France.

Lmedfashionyouths2

Two more fashionable youth. The rider wears a large purse and a collar perhaps from a hood. 15th century. St Thibault, France.

Lmedscholars2

Two youths with shoulder bags in gowns and caps. They may be scholars. 15th century. St Thibault, France

LmedQueen2

A queen in a tight bodiced dress with crown and mantle. 15th century. St Thibault, France.

LmedIsabAng

Cast of effigy of Isbella of Angouleme wife of King John. 13th century. The original is a Fontenvrauld Abbey in France.

LmedIsabAngdet

Detail of dress and mantle fastenings from Isabella of Angouleme. Filed as France as original in Fontenvraud Abbey, France.

LmedQueenBeren

Cast of effigy of Queen Berengaria wife of Richard I of England. Showing her purse. 13th century. The original is at Fontenvraud Abbey, France.

LmedQueenBerendet

Detail of cast of affigy of Queen berengaria showing veil, crown and dress fastening. 13th century. The original is at Fontenvraud Abbey, France.

LmedKingLouis12

King Louis XII from a Limoges Enamel altarpiece in the V and A museum, London. Originally French. Late 15th century.

LemdQueenAnneB

Anne of Brittany, Queen of Louis XII from a Limoges altarpiece in the V and A Museum, London. Late 15th century. Made in France.

LmedPhilBurg

Joanna of Castile and Philip the Fair Duke of Burgundy. Late 15th century. Chapel of the Holy Blood, Bruges.

LmedEmpMax

Mary of Burgundy and the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. She wears an elaborate gown and a small henin. He wears a heraldic tabard and armour. late 15th century. Chapel of the Holy Blood, Bruges.

LmedStCath1

Statue of St Catherine dressed as a Queen. 15th century. Church at Cunault, France.

LmedStCath2

Statue of St Catherine dressed as a Queen from side. 15th century. Church at Cunault, France.

Lmedpattens1

Pattens worn over shoes in the street to prevent the filth damaging footwear. They are made for long toed shoes. 15th century. Shoe Museum, Romans-sur-Isere, France.

Lmedpatten2

Patten (side view) worn over shoes in the street to prevent the filth damaging footwear. They are made for long toed shoes. 15th century. Shoe Museum, Romans-sur-Isere, France.

LmedGirlBasket

Girl with a basket. A rare depiction of an ordinary girl. Her loose hair shows that she is unmarried. 15th century. Church at La-Martyre, Brittany, France.

LmedSermon

People listening to a sermon. The small scene shows a variety of headwear. 15th century. Church at La-Martyre, Brittany, France.

LmedBoyGolf

A boy playing a game possibly golf. He wars a wrapped hood and a loose tunic. 15th century. Church at La-Martyre, Brittany, France.

LmedSatireCouple

Satirical carving of couple from roodscreen 1480-92 at St Fiacre Chapel, Brittany, France

LmedDukeJohnV1

Duke Jean V of Brittany statue in wood and gesso 1480-92 from St Fiacre Chapel, Brittany, France.

LmedDukeJohnV2

Duke Jean V of Brittany statue (side view) in wood and gesso 1480-92 from St Fiacre Chapel, Brittany, France.

LmedBagpipes

Man playing bagpipes from roodscreen 1480-92 at St Fiacre Chapel, Brittany, France.

LmedLovers

Lovers from roodscreen 1480-92 at St Fiacre Chapel, Brittany. The screen has holy images facing the congregation and misbehaviour facing the clergy in the sanctuary.

LmedStealFruit

Boy stealing fruit from a tree from roodscreen 1480-92 at St Fiacre Chapel, Brittany, France.

LmedSoldier

Unpainted carving of soldier from roodscreen 1480-92 at St Fiacre Chapel, Brittany, France.

LmedKernas1

Man wearing a scalloped belted tunic with rolled up sleeves, hosen and rather fancy boots and knife. 15th century. Church at Kernascleden, Brittany, France.

LmedFragDanceDeath

Fragment of Dance of Death showing skeletons leading a pilgrim and a youth. 15th century. Church at Kernascleden, Brittany, France.

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