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Dr Rowena E Archer - The Middle Ages illuminated - The Wilton Diptych


The Wilton Diptych c1395 is a folding altarpiece that was almost certainly commissioned by King Richard II (1377-1399). Richly executed with expensive pigments it is most obviously of religious significance but less obvious is its commentary on Christian kingship and the king’s ideas about his role.