Description: An inhabited initial from a 13th-century French text representing the tripartite social order of the Middle Ages: the ōrātōrēs (those who pray – clerics), bellātōrēs (those who fight – knights, that is, the nobility), and labōrātōrēs (those who work – peasants and members of the lower middle class).
Credit: "Cleric, Knight and Workman representing the three classes", a French School illustration from Li Livres dou Santé (late 13th century, vellum), MS Sloane 2435, folio 85, British Library/Bridgeman Art Library; losslessly adapted from http://web.archive.org/web/20060115103059/http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/hss/medieval/.
Usage Terms: Public domain
License: Public domain
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