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Illuminated Initials

Many medieval manuscripts are full of decorated capital letters that come in all styles and sizes. But what was their purpose? Read in [**our blog**](https://www.europeana.eu/blog/lighting-the-way-how-illuminated-initials-guided-medieval-readers-through-books)!

Master of the Modena Book of Hours

National Library of the Netherlands

National Library of the Netherlands

National Library of the Netherlands

National Library of the Netherlands

National Library of the Netherlands

Master Azor, follower

National Library of the Netherlands

National Library of the Netherlands

Augustinus, Aurelius

E-codices - Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland

Master of the Modena Book of Hours

National Library of the Netherlands

Unknown

University of Edinburgh

Unknown

University of Edinburgh

National Library of the Netherlands