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  • John Dee's spirit mirror

    Object Created date: 14th–16th century

    This black spirit mirror and other magical objects are thought to have been owned by John Dee (1527–1608/9), the Elizabe...

  • Laȝamon's Roman de Brut

    Manuscript Created date: 1250–1300, possibly after 1275

    Laȝamon’s Brut is a translation and reworking of an earlier text, Roman de Brut, written by Wace in around 1155. The Rom...

  • Maastricht Hours

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 14th century

    The Maastricht Hours is an early 14th-century Book of Hours written in Latin and French. The manuscript was made near Li...

  • Mattheus Platearius, Circa instans

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 14th century

    Mattheus Platearius (active during the 12th century) was a physician from the medical school of Salerno, near Naples in...

  • Middle English Bestiary

    Manuscript Created date: 1275–1300

    This manuscript contains a copy of the Physiologus, a collection of stories about animals and plants. It is the basis fo...

  • Mirror case showing knight and lady playing chess

    Object Created date: c.1300

    This fine elephant ivory mirror case (made in Paris, c. 1300) shows a knight and a lady flirtatiously playing chess, lik...

  • On the Laws and Customs of England

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1272 - 1307

    The treatise known as Bracton, composed in the wake of Magna Carta, is the most ambitious legal work from medieval Engla...

  • Pentateuch scroll with silk mantle

    Manuscript, Scroll, Textile Created date: scroll c. 1300–1399

    A 14th-century Torah Scroll from the Iberian Peninsula, complete with mantle. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll...

  • Pentateuch with Rashi's commentary and Targum Onke...

    Manuscript Created date: 1300-1340 CE

    The earliest surviving glossed Bibles from Ashkenaz (Franco-German lands) date from the 13th century CE. They show an or...

  • Peraldus' Theological Miscellany

    Manuscript Created date: 1236–1250

    Produced in England around 1255-1265, this theological miscellany contains a collection of textual materials for a preac...

  • Portrait of King John hunting

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1300-99

    This famous image shows King John, hunting on horseback in the forest. The crowned king sits on a grey horse, while his...

  • Roger Frugardi, Chirurgia

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 14th century

    The longest text in this illustrated medical compendium is a French translation of the Chirurgia (Surgery), a practical...

  • Spanish Qur’an from the 13th century

    Manuscript Created date: 13th century

    Islam was the prevalent in Spain from 711 until the Christian reconquest in 1492, yet few Islamic manuscripts survived. ...

  • Statute book containing Magna Carta issued by King...

    Manuscript, Charter Created date: c. 1300 - 1399

    During the 13th and 14th centuries, Magna Carta was frequently copied into chronicles and collections of charters and st...

  • Sultan Barquq’s Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 14th century CE

    This is part nine of an Egyptian Qur’an in thirty volumes, written in rayhani script. It was copied in the 14th century ...