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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Manuscript Created date: 963-984
The Benedictional of St Æthelwold
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....
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...
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...