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The Repentant Magdalen (1648). Philippe de Champaigne (French, 1602-1674). Oil on canvas. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 
Made for a Parisian convent, The Repentant Magdalen depicts the saint at the entrance to a cave, a setting derived from the medieval legend that later in life she lived in retreat in a grotto at Sainte-Baume in France. The crisp lines and icy colors contribute to this painting’s tone of pious sobriety.

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The Repentant Magdalen (1648). Philippe de Champaigne (French, 1602-1674). Oil on canvas. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 

Made for a Parisian convent, The Repentant Magdalen depicts the saint at the entrance to a cave, a setting derived from the medieval legend that later in life she lived in retreat in a grotto at Sainte-Baume in France. The crisp lines and icy colors contribute to this painting’s tone of pious sobriety.

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The English Crusader King, Richard the Lionheart. Despite a number of successes during the Third Crusade, he came very close to recapturing Jerusalem but mysteriously decided to call off the attack. Historians suggest a lack of necessary resources and troops for a full scale siege of the walled city. Richard was well respected by his own men as well as his Muslim enemies under Saladin. When the King came down with a fever, he appealed to his enemy Saladin to send him fresh water and fresh fruit. Saladin did just this out of respect. 

aenglaland:

The English Crusader King, Richard the Lionheart. Despite a number of successes during the Third Crusade, he came very close to recapturing Jerusalem but mysteriously decided to call off the attack. Historians suggest a lack of necessary resources and troops for a full scale siege of the walled city. Richard was well respected by his own men as well as his Muslim enemies under Saladin. When the King came down with a fever, he appealed to his enemy Saladin to send him fresh water and fresh fruit. Saladin did just this out of respect. 

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