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Manuscript Created date: c.1470–80
Jean de Wavrin (d. c. 1474) compiled a set of chronicles encompassing the entire history of England from its legendary f...
Object Created date: 14th–16th century
This black spirit mirror and other magical objects are thought to have been owned by John Dee (1527–1608/9), the Elizabe...
Manuscript Created date: c. 1461–75
This miniature from The Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund details the moment a child is knocked off London Bridge by p...
Manuscript Created date: c. 1457–1530
Pilgrims travelled to holy places where saints’ relics were held as they believed that by touching the relics, usually b...
Manuscript Created date: 15th century
This 15th century manuscript contains a version of the synopsis of law (Ponema Nomikon) by the civil servant and scholar...
Manuscript Created date: c. 1471–83
This sole surviving manuscript copy of Thomas Malory’s version of the legends of King Arthur and his Knights was made wi...
Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 15th century
Lycophron's Alexandra, with the commentary of Isaac Tzetzes
Map Created date: 15th century
This map from the Harley manuscripts collection shows the Bay of Bengal from a manuscript of Ptolemy's Geography, has th...
Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 15th century
Images like these, which show glasses of different coloured urine, would have been used by medieval doctors to help diag...
Manuscript, Illustration, Image Created date: 1471–1483
These miniature illustrations show two defining moments from the start and end of King Edward II’s turbulent reign (1307...
Manuscript Created date: c. 1400–1499
A 15th-century commentary on the Pentateuch by Nahmanides. Who was Nahmanides? Often referred to in Jewish sources as Ra...
Painting, Image Created date: 15th Century
This 15th-century Spanish painting depicts the so-called ‘Santiago Matamoros’ or ‘Saint James the Moor-slayer’. As in ma...
Map Created date: 1473
Grazioso Benincasa produced an atlas of portolan charts in Venice in 1473. These charts show two navigational maps of th...
Manuscript Created date: 15th century
The Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyā belongs to a common genre of Islamic literature that relates the stories of various prophets in the...
Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 15th century
The 15th century saw the migration of many Greek scribes and scholars to Italy. Among them was Ioannes Rhosos, a Cretan...