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  • The Forme of Cury

    Manuscript

    The Forme of Cury is the oldest known instructive cookery book written in the English language (the Middle English word ...

  • The Gough map

    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...

  • The Life and songs of a famous Tibetan Yogi

    Manuscript

    Illustrated manuscript of the Life and songs of the Yogi Milarepa.  Who was Milarepa? Milarepa (1040–1123) was one of th...

  • The Lytille Childrenes Lytil Boke, a medieval cond...

    Manuscript

    Don’t pick your nose. Don’t burp. Wash your hands. Take your elbows off the table. Does this sound familiar? This manusc...

  • The Parliament of Fowls

    Manuscript

    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

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

  • The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

    Manuscript

    In the land of Bactria there are trees which grow wool as you would find on the body of a sheep. Bactria is also filled ...

  • Thomas Hoccleve, The Regiment of Princes

    Manuscript

    The Regiment of Princes was the most popular work of the English poet Thomas Hoccleve (d. 1426). Hoccleve wrote the poem...