Grandes Chroniques de France
f. 3r: Coronation of Pharamond
Parchment codex.390 x 280 mm (text space: 255 x 190 mm).
British Library, London.
One of my patrons recently mentioned that my source links can sometimes be hard to see if you don’t know that they are there. For social media, I often truncate the source links like so: [x] to save space. The full link here, for example, is to the page for this manuscript, fully digitized and viewable, at the British Library’s website.
That link takes you to a page with the full information for that particular manuscript:
If you scroll down, you’ll see what images are available for that manuscript. In this case, there are nearly a thousand:
Clicking this will take you to the manuscript viewer, which allows you to read the manuscript as if you were holding it yourself!
In addition to browsing, you can use the dropdown menu to go directly to the folio you want to see, in this case, folio 3r: The Coronation of Pharamond.
You can then zoom in on text and images, as well as using the information at the top to read the description and notes on the text and images.
And that, my friends, is what you get when you click the [x].