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King John has frequently been characterised as a bad king, even in the Middle Ages. This poem on the kings of England, t...
In the 15th century several maps were drawn of the whole of Italy, by then the most map-conscious part of Europe. The ou...
A circular diagram, now known as ‘Microcosmic Man’ or ‘Zodiac man’, appears in this miscellany of astrological and medic...
Illuminated manuscript, Manuscript
This Book of Hours, inherited by Henry’s grandmother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, contains a calendar of Church festivals an...
The religious order of monks and nuns known as the Carthusians were founded by St Bruno of Cologne (d. 1104) in 1084. Th...
Charles d’Orleans (d. 1465), cousin of the French king, was captured at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and spent 25 yea...
An atlas made for the Cornaro family of Venice at the end of the 15th century contains 35 portolan charts by various Ven...
This portion of a mid-15th-century chart by the Venetian Giacomo Giroldi shows the Adriatic with parts of Italy. South i...
The history of Greece and Troy is given special emphasis in this chronicle that covers the period from Creation to the b...
The Confessio Amantis by John Gower was written between 1386 and 1390. Gower was a contemporary and friend of Geoffrey C...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript
This Pentateuch shows a rare example of the embellishing of initial letters in a Jewish manuscript – a practice commonly...
This manuscript contains the first book of Herodotus’ Histories. It is written on paper and dates from some time before ...
The Flore de virtu e de costumi (‘Flowers of Virtue and of Manners’) is an Italian work on virtues and vices that was co...
This manuscript is a typical example of a medical miscellany. It consists of a range of treatises on physiology and prog...
A 15th-century Middle English pamphlet has been bound into this manuscript, an alphabetised handbook of medical definiti...