Matthew Paris OSB, Chronica maiora II
Shield and crown of Henry II reversed
Shield and crown of Richard I
Moritur Salaadinus. A crow (his soul) flies out of his
Shield and crown of Richard I reversed: two swords,
Crown and shield of John.
Three crowns (silver, gold, iron) of the Emperor Otto,
and his shield.
Shield of Otto dimidiated with England
Pillory, Collistrigium: frame on tall central shaft: with accommodation for necks
and hands of two
A minorite friar
Bell with rope hanging round the beam
Shield reversed, of Roger of Chester
, of William de
Charter with seal dependent,
Battle. Philip of France unhorsed. Hugo de Boues gallops off to R., shot at
Magna Charta with seal
Charta de Foresta
Blank charter. Others occur later
Shipwreck of Hugo de Boues
Lateran Council: two groups of Bishops half-length
Oppressions: On L. a man in curious vandyked tunic
covered with hammers in red, beats with a thong a stripped man with bound
hands. On R. three nude men hang to a beam, two by their wrists,
but the arms of one are turned back: they have fetters on their ankles: the third hangs
Shields of Faith and of the Soul. Below is
Shield and sword of Geoffrey de Mandeville
Landing of Louis, with ship's crew: he gets into a boat
out of his ship
Reversed shield and falling crown of John: shield of
Eustace de Vesci
Shield and crown of Henry III. His coronation (small,
at top of page)
In text. A beautiful coloured bust of Christ (the
Veronica). On the (brown) ground is α. ω. in
white. The picture is on fine vellum pasted on to the page
The church of S. Alban: the robber Falco de Breaut in attitude of fear looking back at it
Siege of Lincoln
Bishops blessing English in a boat who fight with French in a larger
Kings of England and France
Death of Saphadin: crow flies out of his
Reversed shield of William Mareschall
Battle. Saracens and Christians at Damietta
Siege of Damietta
Second crowning of Henry by
the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Stone strikes the helmet of Simon de Montfort: his
Shields of Albemarle and Bohun reversed
Fort of Montgomery. Shield of Arundel reversed
Shield of Hugo de Neville
Lion pierced with sword and arrow
Two men wrestling
Shield of Philip of France reversed
Bedford Castle: outside it a gallows with a row of 4
(originally more) men hung on it
A maiden on L. with book. A
prostrate man: a devil on R. seizes his leg. Miracle of a girl
delivered from a demon
Reversed shield and crown of Louis of France
Shield and crown of Louis
IX, small. Devil, fish, and man's head at top.
Shield of Falcasius (de Breaut ) reversed, also of
Francis preaches to the
birds: scroll, Auete aues etc.
Francis reclines. S. Franciscus vite sue
anno penultimo uidit Seraphin sic.
The Seraph of the stigmata. Angelus magni consilii Seraphin. The names
of the six wings in red. The names of the feathers on R.
Figure of Frater Willelmus nacione Anglicus socius S.
Reversed shield of Roger de thony.
arg. a maunche gules
Cartaphila, the wandering
Jew, with pick and scroll. Christ bearing cross addresses him.
Cartaphila Christo. yppa xo crassay xos. Responsio Christi Euena yppa uo anany mamo.
ihesu ad iudicium tibi preparatum.
Vado sicut scriptum est de me. Tu uero expectabis
Half-lengths, clerk with club, layman with axe. Town and gown fight at Paris
Scutum imperatoris. Scuti campus aureus aquila nigra.
text: seals of the golden bull of the Emperor
Reversed shield of William de Braose.
gu. four piles arg.
King of England in ship, arms on sail (goes to Brittany). Eclipse
Reversed shields. Remund de Burgo, Guilbertus comes Glouernie, William
Man threshing sheaves. Violenta distraccio
bladi Romanorum clericorum apud Wengham etc.
Knight tilts at man who stands embracing cross on
A knight spares his enemy out of reverence for the cross
Bell, beam and rope. Campana de communa
Three cups. Reversed shield of Ranulph earl of Chester,
Diagram of perihelion
Fight of Mareschall at Monmouth?
Man leads horses off on L.
Domus conuersorum london
Mareschall? on horseback: surcoat with red hammers(?)
Clerk carrying crucifix. (Vision of Hubert of Kent)
William, abbot of St Albans, reclines (dead)
Two hands joined, crown and ring above. Marriage of Emperor
Two purses hanging on beam (the usurers of Cahors)
Reversed shield of Robert
Hands, crown and ring. Marriage of King.
Half-lengths of bishops with crown, asperge, sword, wand etc.
Reversed shield of John Earl of Chester
Council of London. Otto as
Bishop on L. addresses Bishops on R., all seated
Constantinople(?) as Bishop, seated, clutching his beard: angry.
(Disagreement with the Latins)
Imperial seal of Frederick, and seals of golden
Shield of Devon, or lion
rampant azure. Fine initial
Llewellyn dying in bed. Griffinus and David stand by weeping
Reversed shield of Earl de Warenne checky or and
Flight of the French. The Damascenes drive off captives on R.
locus istius belli fuit ante gathre
Shield of Earl of Lincoln
Earl Richard and crew in ship
Shield of Th. de Muletuna
Cities L. and R. Acon siue tholomaida, and
Crac. Christians on L., Saracens on R. In C. fedus irritum.
Comes Britannie and Nazer dominus crac kneel and join hands: in mail,
The crown of thorns; two pictures
Reversed shield of John Fitz
Robert, quarterly gules and arg. a bend sinister, Belue marine.
Four sea monsters fighting
Flags of Hospital and Temple and Oriflamme of France. Shield of Savoy
Reversed shields. Gilb. Basset. Joh. Biset. Walt. de Lascy
St Louis on a scaffold holds up the cross, another
holds up the crown of thorns
Falling towers (a vision)
Formidabile exterminium tartarorum: a horseman kills two prostrate men with
Sea fight of Pisans and Genoese.
Cities R. and L.
Reversed shield (with sword and spear) of Gilbert Mareschall. Mareschall falls from his horse
French freed by Saracens walk out of castle holding opened fetters
Two female jugglers
Shrine of St Edward
Elephant (at Cremona) with
band of music on his back and Magister bestie with bell. His trunk is called
Shield of Segrave. Pike (for Lucy)
Comes Ricardus with men in boat (returns)
Rex transfretat uersus pictauiam. The king and queen
and two men in a ship
Six reversed shields. Gilb. de
Gaunt. Hugo Wac. Phil. de
Kime. Henr. fil. imperatoris. Baldwin Wac. Comes de Warewic.
Will. de Marisco drawn by horse to
French soldiers die of plague in Poitou
A boat on land(?). (Flood.)
Shields. Ric. de Burgo, Hugo de
Truce: two joined hands, two crowns.
Shields reversed Arundel, Hubert
King and Queen return in ship
Tartars: one beheads a man, one eats human leg,
another seated on cut-up bodies roasts a boy on spit. On R. a nude
man bound by hair and arms to a tree: a horse eats the leaves of the
Griffin escapes from
Tower: he falls: broken rope. Reversed shield of Griffin
Battle, before Babylon. Balcanifer flees with standard of the Temple
Pope mounted, in red cap, flees to R. (from the Emperor)
Engelram of Coucy dies: falls from horse in water, and
pierced with sword
Charter of King of Scotland
Louis of France ill in
bed. Queen touches his head with a double cross. Bishop on R.,
attendant kneels L. (He takes the cross.)
Reversed shield of Baldwin Earl of
Herbert Fitz Mathew on horse: man (Welshman) casts
stone on his head.
Reversed shield, party per pale gu. and az.: three lions rampant or
Hand (of a papal officer) cut off.
Shield of Clare
Reversed shield of Galfr. de Marisco
A stag's head.
Council of Lyons. Thadeus de Suessa retires
saying dies ista dies ire
Reversed shield of Remund of Provence
Fort of Gannoc
Reversed shields of Walter and Anselm Mareschall
Reversed shields of David of Wales with two arrows, and
Reversed shields of Joh. de Nouilla. Horn
Reversed shield of Fulco de Nouocastro
Reversed shield of Anjou
Henry carries the Holy Blood under canopy: met by
Bishops and Abbot on R.
Shield of William de Valentia
Shield of Norway
Reversed shield of Ferrers
Reversed shield of Ric. Suard
Reversed shield of Emperor Frederick
Reversed shield of William de Cantelupe
Reversed shield of Paulinus Piper
Reversed shield of Galfr. Despencer
Bird with fruit in beak. Crossbill?
Shield of Scotland with sword, scabbard and
Reversed shield. Nic. de Sanford gu. 3 fesses wavy arg.
Reversed shield Hernald de Munteini
Shield of Spain: rough
William de Wescy
In the above enumeration I have omitted a great many reversed mitres and crosiers which mark
the deaths of prelates, also a few crowns and charters