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  • Piers Plowman

    Manuscript

    Piers Plowman is a late 14th-century dream-vision. The poem is a sequence of 22 dream-visions, called ‘passus’, which me...

  • Portrait of King John hunting

    Manuscript, Illustration

    This famous image shows King John, hunting on horseback in the forest. The crowned king sits on a grey horse, while his...

  • Statute book containing Magna Carta issued by King...

    Manuscript, Charter

    During the 13th and 14th centuries, Magna Carta was frequently copied into chronicles and collections of charters and st...

  • Sultan Barquq’s Qur’an

    Manuscript

    This is part nine of an Egyptian Qur’an in thirty volumes, written in rayhani script. It was copied in the 14th century ...

  • The Brother Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • The burial of King John, from a collection of Roma...

    Manuscript, Illustration

    King John’s body was taken to Worcester Cathedral for burial, in accordance with his wishes. This later medieval image s...

  • The Duke of Sussex Bible

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    Micrography is an original and charming expression of Jewish art dating back to the early Middle Ages still practised to...

  • The French conquest of Normandy in Grandes Chroniq...

    Manuscript, Illustration

    When John succeeded to the throne of England in 1199, he also came into possession of his family’s ancestral territories...

  • 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 Rochester Chronicle

    Manuscript

    The manuscript 'The Rochester Chronicle' is a version of another popular chronicle called the 'Flowers of the Histories'...

  • The Sister Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • Zonaras and Akropolites, Histories

    Manuscript

    This manuscript preserves works by two major Byzantine historians. Ioannes Zonaras (12th century) wrote a chronicle, the...