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  • Pentateuch scroll with silk mantle

    Manuscript, Scroll, Textile

    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

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

  • Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

    Manuscript

    Two leaves from early West-Tibetan ‘Perfection of Wisdom’ manuscripts. What is the ‘Perfection of Wisdom’? The ‘Perfect...

  • Portrait of King John hunting

    Manuscript, Illustration

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

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

    Manuscript, Charter

    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

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

  • Taymouth Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    A 14th-century Book of Hours. Books of Hours were popular books of devotion during the late Middle Ages and Renaissanc...

  • The burial of King John, from a collection of Roma...

    Manuscript, Illustration

    King John’s body was taken to Worcester Cathedral for burial, in accordance with his wishes. This later medieval image s...

  • The French conquest of Normandy in Grandes Chroniq...

    Manuscript, Illustration

    When John succeeded to the throne of England in 1199, he also came into possession of his family’s ancestral territories...

  • The Golden Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • The Rochester Chronicle

    Manuscript

    The manuscript 'The Rochester Chronicle' is a version of another popular chronicle called the 'Flowers of the Histories'...

  • The Sister Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • Wace's Roman de Brut

    Manuscript

    The Roman de Brut by Wace is the earliest surviving vernacular chronicle of British history written in Norman French. It...

  • William de la Dene, Historia Roffensis

    Manuscript

    The Historia Roffensis (History of Rochester) is a biographical chronicle in Latin, written at Rochester Cathedral Prior...

  • Zonaras and Akropolites, Histories

    Manuscript

    This manuscript preserves works by two major Byzantine historians. Ioannes Zonaras (12th century) wrote a chronicle, the...