The Luttrell Psalter, written and illuminated (illustrated) in England early in the 14th century for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell of Irnham in Lincolnshire, is one of the most famous manuscripts in the world on account of the numerous scenes of everyday life that mingle with the religious images on its pages.
The chief glory of the manuscript lies in the marginal decoration which occurs on well over 200 of its 309 leaves. Elements of pure fantasy mingle with biblical scenes, figures of saints and vignettes of everyday life.
“The Luttrell Psalter” by Janet Backhouse copr. 1989 The British Library Board.