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  • Carthusian miscellany

    Manuscript Created date: 1460–1500

    The religious order of monks and nuns known as the Carthusians were founded by St Bruno of Cologne (d. 1104) in 1084. Th...

  • Confessio Amantis

    Manuscript Created date: 1425–1475

    The Confessio Amantis by John Gower was written between 1386 and 1390. Gower was a contemporary and friend of Geoffrey C...

  • The Parliament of Fowls

    Manuscript Created date: 1425–1475

    Ever wondered where the tradition of sending cards to your beloved on Valentine’s Day comes from? You might imagine that...

  • The Regiment of Princes

    Manuscript Created date: 1411–1432

    This spectacular manuscript contains The Regiment of Princes by Thomas Hoccleve (1367–1426), who was a poet and governme...