Wilton Diptych: Richard II of England with his patron saints. Second Half of the Century Richard II of England with his patron saints. The Wilton Diptych is a portable altarpiece taking the form of a diptych. It was painted for King Richard II.
Coronation of Richard II, July, From an illuminated initial c. What a sad child he appears to be. It became Joan of Kent's sole purpose, as King's Mother, to smooth his path as a child king and find a suitable wife for him.
The lecturer went on to discuss some design elements of the painting. For instance, here you may see Richard II, the sponsor of this painting, wearing a broach with a design of a white hart: which he used as his personal emblem.
Richard II giving the Duchy of Aquitaine to the Duke of Lancaster. Illuminated miniature from Jean Froissart's Chroniques, BL Harley 4380 Lancaster Aquitaine - Category:Chroniques de Froissart - British Library Harley — Wikimedia Commons
Anne of Bohemia May 1366 – 7 June was Queen of England as the first wife of King Richard II. Introduced riding side-saddled for women, horned/cone-shaped headgear, and was married for 12 years to the king. DIed from plague.