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  • 10th-century copy of Isidore of Seville’s Etymolog...

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    The Etymologies by Isidore of Seville (b. c. 560, d. 636) became one of the most widely consulted encyclopaedic works in...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Bosworth Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the tenth century

    Like the majority of biblical books in Western Christendom, the texts of this Psalter are in Latin. They comprise one of...

  • Charter of King Æthelstan

    Manuscript Created date: 931

    This charter served as the title-deed for land at Ham, in Wiltshire. It was granted to a nobleman called Wulfgar by King...

  • Ecgberht Pontifical

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-10th century

    During the Middle Ages as now, there were a number of liturgical books that were designed to be used by specific ranks o...

  • Marvels of the East

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century or 1st quarter of the 11th century

    Written in Old English, The Marvels of the East is part travel guide, part quasi-zoological description, based on the Li...

  • Prudentius, Psychomachia

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century

    Prudentius’s Psychomachia, which means ‘Battle of the Soul’, is the first fully allegorical work in the European literar...

  • Prudentius, Psychomachia (War of the Soul)

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century–11th century

    The Psychomachia (War of the Soul) is a work of allegory in which seven Virtues and seven Vices battle for possession of...