Collection items

Examine the Alfred Jewel and the treasures of the Binham and Staffordshire Hoards. Read the runes on the Franks Casket and the riddles of the Exeter Book. Study the stunning illustrations of the Benedictional of Æthelwold, the Grimbald Gospels, and the Æthelstan Psalter. Dive into the world of the Beowulf manuscript.

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  • Alcuin's letter collection

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 9th century

    This collection of the letters of the Englishman Alcuin of York (b. c. 735, d. 804), is datable to the early ninth centu...

  • Aldhelm on Virginity

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter 10th century–1st half of 11th century

    This manuscript contains the prose version of Anglo-Saxon author Aldhelm’s De uirginitate (‘In Praise of Virginity’). It...

  • Aldhelm's Riddles

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century – early 11th century

    Aldhelm’s Latin verse Enigmata or Riddles was widely read and studied in the Middle Ages, both in England and on the Con...

  • Alfred Jewel

    Jewellery Created date: Late 9th century

    The Alfred Jewel is one of the most celebrated objects surviving from Anglo-Saxon England. Inscribed +ÆFLRED MEC HEHT GE...

  • Anglo-Saxon calendar and computistical material

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–2nd half of the 12th century

    Farming was the basis of the early medieval economy and the occupation of the majority of the population, but agricultur...

  • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle manuscript B

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of 10th century

    This is the second oldest manuscript of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. It was made in the 10th century and cuts off at the e...

  • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle manuscript C

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half 11th century–2nd half 12th century

    The third oldest version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is known as ‘Manuscript C’. It is traditionally thought to have be...

  • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle manuscript D

    Manuscript Created date: Mid 11th century

    This collection of historical texts is notable for including a copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. This version of the Ch...

  • Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi

    Map Created date: between 1025 and 1050

    This map was probably created at Canterbury between 1025 and 1050, but is probably ultimately based on a model dating fr...

  • Asser's Life of King Alfred

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 16th century

    The Life of King Alfred by Bishop Asser is the earliest known source about an Anglo-Saxon king, a king often known today...

  • Bald’s Leechbook

    Manuscript Created date: c. 925–950

    Bald’s Leechbook is a large collection of medical remedies in Old English. Its recipes are drawn from Greek and Roman au...

  • Benedictional of St Æthelwold

    Manuscript Created date: 963-984

    The Benedictional of St Æthelwold

  • Beowulf

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1000

    Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest....

  • Bestiary, with extracts from Gerald of Wales

    Manuscript Created date: Late 12th-century–early 13th century

    A bestiary contains Christian allegorical lessons based on the characteristics and habits of animals found in nature and...

  • Binham hoard

    Jewellery Created date: 6th century or earlier

    The Binham hoard was discovered by metal-detectorists between 2003 and 2015. It is the largest collection of gold from 6...