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The book of Psalms was at the heart of medieval spirituality. From a relatively early date, very grand copies included a...
When King John’s tomb was opened in 1797, its contents were described in meticulous detail, and a small number of items ...
This 13th-century manuscript is an extensive work containing the opinions and teachings of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, compil...
La Somme le Roi (A Survey for a King) was written for the children of Philip III of France (r. 1270 –1285) by their tuto...
By the end of the 12th century, French was commonly used as an administrative and legal language in England alongside La...
To make Magna Carta readily intelligible to the barons, it was translated into French, their spoken language. One transl...
The maps drawn by Matthew Paris (1200–59) offer a unique impression of mid-13th-century Britain. Paris, who did not trav...
Hubert Walter occupied a special place in the early years of John’s reign, since he served both as the king’s first Arch...
The murder of King John’s nephew, Prince Arthur (1187–1203) had far-reaching consequences, since it led indirectly to th...
A codex of the Talmud, produced in the 12th or 13th century. What is the Talmud? The Talmud (meaning ‘learning’) is the...
One of the most significant works by Matthew Paris (1200–59), author, illuminator and monk of St Albans Abbey, is the Hi...
The 20 full-page illuminations at the beginning of this Psalter form one of the most outstanding prefatory cycles to sur...
Thomas Becket was canonised in February 1173, less than three years after his death. The Church was shocked by Becket’s ...
Bestiaries, or ‘Books of beasts’, provide an account of the characteristics and habits of a variety of animals, both rea...
One of the chief organisers of the baronial rebellion in 1215 was Robert fitz Walter (1162-1235), lord of Little Dunmow ...