1. Asking for Help:

    (Top) November 4, 1650: A letter, written on silk, from the Grand Empress Dowager Helena Wang - the ‘honorary mother’ of the Yongli Emperor - asks Pope Innocent X for help

    (Bottom)’Letter of plea’: A visitor looks at a lengthy piece of correspondence written to Pope Paul III by Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus circa 1535

    (Source: Daily Mail)

  2. Written in gold on a purple parchment, this privilegium was granted by Roman Empereror Otto I The Great in the 10th century

  3. The register of the Oaths of Fealty (1356-1359) to Pope Innocent VI is also on display. It is opened on the page about Cardinal Gil de Albornoz’s political and military actions

  4. being forgotten

    by ~LaylaRouge on deviantART