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David Aubert, Chroniques des empereurs [Chronicles of the Emperors], 1462

David Aubert, writer for the Duke of Burgundy from 1459. In this capacity, he collaborated with the illuminator Loyset Liédet on these Croniques abregies commençans au temps de Herode Antipas, persecuteur de la chrestienté, et finissant l'an de grace mil IIC et LXXVI [Abridged Chronicles Starting from the Time of Herod Antipas, the Persecutor of Christendom and Ending in the Year of Grace One Thousand IIC and LXXVI]. This image of the Third Crusade is indicative of the importance of horse soldiery, each member of which carries the colours of his kingdom and which reached its peak at that time.