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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...
Jews have used prayer books in the synagogue communal services since early medieval times. One of the most significant l...
The maps drawn by Matthew Paris (1200–59) offer a unique impression of mid-13th-century Britain. Paris, who did not trav...
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...
Bestiaries, or ‘Books of beasts’, provide an account of the characteristics and habits of a variety of animals, both rea...
Islam was the prevalent in Spain from 711 until the Christian reconquest in 1492, yet few Islamic manuscripts survived. ...
The Sticherarion is a manuscript used in Greek church services. It contains liturgical texts accompanied by musical nota...
King John was taken ill in October 1216, having suffered an attack of dysentery, and he died at Newark, Nottinghamshire,...
At the time of King John’s death, England had descended into civil war. Following the papal annulment of Magna Carta, th...
Throughout the winter of 1214–15, means were sought to restrain the king and to preserve the peace. At some point, perha...
One of the earliest accounts of the settlement reached at Runnymede is found in the Chronicle of Melrose Abbey. Melrose...