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  • Sefer Torah Or 1462

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 15th century CE

    The Torah Scroll is the holiest and most valued object in Judaism. It is the physical expression of the Jewish people’s ...

  • The Conference of birds by Farid al-Din ʻAttar

    Manuscript Created date: Late 15th or early 16th century

    A later Timurid copy of Manṭiq al-ṭayr by Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār (d. ca. 1230) containing nine illustrations. ʻAṭṭār and th...

  • The Legend of Good Women

    Manuscript, Printed book Created date: 1450–1500

    The Legend of Good Women is one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s longer poems (the third longest, in fact). He wrote it after he wr...

  • The N-town Plays

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 15th century–1st quarter of the 16th century

    What is a mystery cycle? The N-town Plays are one of the four complete surviving English medieval mystery cycles – colle...

  • 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 Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye

    Printed book

    William Caxton was the first Englishman to learn to use a printing press. The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye was his...

  • The Wedding of King Edward II and Isabella of Fran...

    Manuscript Created date: 1471-1483

    On 25 January 1308, in Boulogne, northern France, a French princess aged only 12 – the daughter of King Phillip IV (1268...

  • The York Plays

    Manuscript Created date: late 15th century

    The York Plays compirse one of the four complete surviving medieval play cycles sometimes known as ‘mystery cycles’. The...