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  • 14th-century pilgrim's travel guide

    Manuscript

    This is a 700-year-old traveller’s guidebook: a practical manual for pilgrims walking St James’s Way to Santiago de Comp...

  • Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Manuscript annotation

    An opulent object, with nearly fifty illustrations, this Book of Hours once belonged to Anne Boleyn (d. 1536), King Henr...

  • Bamum script noting the history of the Cameroon ca...

    Manuscript, Record

    This page is an official record of the First World War from the Kingdom of Bamum (pronounced Pa-mom), in what is now nor...

  • Draft proclamation on the expulsion of 'Negroes an...

    Manuscript, Draft proclamation

    This draft proclamation of 1601 is an important document revealing that there must have been a significant proportion of...

  • Drawings of the funeral procession of Elizabeth I

    Manuscript, Image, Illustration

    This early 17th-century manuscript contains unique coloured drawings of the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth I, who...

  • Henry VIII's prayer roll

    Scroll, Prayer book, Manuscript, Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illustration, Image

    Owned by Henry VIII as a young man, this is one of the finest surviving late medieval prayer rolls. The manuscript Meas...

  • Homemade turn-up book

    Manuscript, Movable book, Original artwork, Illustration, Image

    This ‘turn-up’ book was handmade almost 300 years ago. It is a cross between a playful game and a serious religious tale...

  • Karaite Book of Exodus

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    This important 10th-century CE Karaite Book of Exodus was endowed with exquisite carpet pages decorated with stylised fl...

  • Kovets be-Kabalah Ma'asit

    Manuscript

    Kabbalah, also spelled Qabalah or Cabala, is the term traditionally used to describe the mystic and secret teachings in ...

  • Map of Saint-Domingue, c. 1750

    Map, Manuscript

    This map of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola was created around 1750 when the French slave colony of Saint-Domingue (H...

  • Map of the murder of Lord Darnley, 1567

    Map, Manuscript, View, Illustration, Image

    This drawing vividly depicts the murder of Lord Darnley on 10th February 1567 at Kirk o’ Field, Edinburgh. The manuscrip...

  • Medieval dreambook: Somnia Danielis

    Manuscript

    This medieval manuscript, from c. 1400, is a copy of a dreambook known as the Somnia Danielis or ‘The Dreams of Daniel’....

  • Megilat Ester, Add MS 11831

    Manuscript, Scroll

    The Book of Esther forms part of Ketuvim (Writings) which is the third section of the Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible. A short b...

  • Megilat Ester, Or 1047

    Manuscript, Scroll

    The Book of Esther forms part of Ketuvim (Writings) which is the third section of the Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible. A short b...

  • Megilat Ester, Or 13028

    Manuscript, Scroll, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    The Book of Esther forms part of Ketuvim (Writings) which is the third section of the Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible. A short b...