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Most Greek manuscripts of the Bible tend only to include a small sub-section of biblical books, for instance, the four G...
Matthew of Ephesus (also known as Manuel Gabalas) was a cleric and scholar in the turbulent world of 14th-century Byzant...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination
The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...
While most works of history in the Byzantine world were composed in prose, Constantine Manasses (c. 1130-c. 1187) wrote...
Created in the early 14th century, probably on Cyprus, this manuscript of the Gospels contains illuminations of the four...
As the head of the Catholic Church, the Pope led one of the most powerful institutions of the Middle Ages, making laws t...
This page from a Persian copy of a 10th-century atlas in the British Library's India Office collections is typical of Is...
This black spirit mirror and other magical objects are thought to have been owned by John Dee (1527–1608/9), the Elizabe...
The earliest surviving glossed Bibles from Ashkenaz (Franco-German lands) date from the 13th century CE. They show an or...
Piers Plowman is a late 14th-century dream-vision. The poem is a sequence of 22 dream-visions, called ‘passus’, which me...
This famous image shows King John, hunting on horseback in the forest. The crowned king sits on a grey horse, while his...
During the 13th and 14th centuries, Magna Carta was frequently copied into chronicles and collections of charters and st...
King John’s body was taken to Worcester Cathedral for burial, in accordance with his wishes. This later medieval image s...
When John succeeded to the throne of England in 1199, he also came into possession of his family’s ancestral territories...
Map, Parchment, Watercolour, Pen and ink
The Gough Map of the British Isles, acquired by Richard Gough in 1774 from the collections of the antiquarian Thomas Ma...