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  • 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...