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  • Sulpicius Severus, Lives of St Martin and St Bened...

    Manuscript

    The lives of two important early saints, Sts Martin and Benedict, have been copied together in this volume dating from t...

  • The Life and Miracles of St Nicholas

    Manuscript

    From the early Middle Ages onwards many monasteries produced libelli (small books), each of which contained the life of...

  • The Reckoning of Time

    Manuscript

    ‘The Reckoning of Time’ was a very influential work composed by the monk Bede (d. 735) in 725. This manuscript is one of...

  • Two historical chronicles

    Manuscript

    The two historical chronicles in this book both begin with the Creation, but focus on different periods in the history o...

  • Virgil's collected works

    Manuscript

    The writings of classical and late Antique authors such as Cicero (d. 44 BC), Ovid (d. c. 18) and Prudentius (d. after 4...

  • Vitae sanctorum (Lives of saints)

    Manuscript

    Saints’ Lives or Vitae sanctorum were a new and popular form of historical writing developed in Europe in the Middle Age...

  • Ælfric's Lives of the Saints

    Manuscript

    The collection of texts known as the Lives of the Saints was written by Ælfric of Eynsham (c. 950–c. 1010), between 990 ...

  • Ælfwine’s Prayerbook

    Manuscript

    Many manuscripts reveal a surprising amount about their makers and owners. One such is this small prayer book, which mea...