Now onto Spanish Illuminated Manuscripts. Spanish Illuminated Manuscripts began around 711 A.D. when the Morrish Army under the Arab governor of Tangier attacked the Straights of Gibraltar, destroying the Spanish Army. From there, the newly settled Morrish people took Islamic design and combined it with Christians traditions. The combination created a new design that could and would stand alone as one of the great periods in text and design.
When it came to the actual design itself, the Spanish Illuminated Manuscripts had a unique design all its own. It used bold, intense color married to the use of geometrical design. It also used random shapes such as stars, rosettes, polygons, and garlands. The two major designers of the time were Florentius and Facundus. They both incorporated bold color along with textural designs that made their texts and pictures stand out.