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  • 15th-century Wycliffite Bible

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    A manuscript containing the Later Version of the Middle English translation of the Bible produced by followers of the re...

  • Abraham ibn Ezra's commentary on the Pentateuch

    Manuscript

    Abraham Ibn Ezra’s commentary to the Torah (‘Five Books of Moses’ or ‘Pentateuch’). Abraham Ibn Ezra and his biblical co...

  • Account of King John’s reign in John Lydgate’s Ver...

    Manuscript, Artwork

    King John has frequently been characterised as a bad king, even in the Middle Ages. This poem on the kings of England, t...

  • Arma Christi prayer roll

    Manuscript, Scroll, Vellum roll

    One of ten surviving late-medieval rolls containing the Middle English prayer-poem ‘O Vernicle’. The prayer-poem ‘O V...

  • Astrological-medical miscellany

    Manuscript

    A circular diagram, now known as ‘Microcosmic Man’ or ‘Zodiac man’, appears in this miscellany of astrological and medic...

  • Carthusian miscellany

    Manuscript

    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, Poetry

    Manuscript

    Charles d’Orleans (d. 1465), cousin of the French king, was captured at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and spent 25 yea...

  • Chronicle of ancient history

    Manuscript

    The history of Greece and Troy is given special emphasis in this chronicle that covers the period from Creation to the b...

  • Confessio Amantis

    Manuscript

    The Confessio Amantis by John Gower was written between 1386 and 1390. Gower was a contemporary and friend of Geoffrey C...

  • Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript

    The Divine Comedy begins with the meeting between Dante and Virgil, the ancient Roman poet, in a dark wood, represented...

  • Duke of Sussex's Italian Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    A 15th-century Pentateuch featuring illuminated letters, which are rare in Hebrew manuscripts. What is the Pentateuch? ...

  • Dunois Hours

    Manuscript

    A highly decorated French Book of Hours, commissioned by Jean d’Orléans (d. 1471), Count of Dunois. Among the bo...

  • First book of Herodotus’ Histories

    Manuscript

    This manuscript contains the first book of Herodotus’ Histories. It is written on paper and dates from some time before ...

  • Flowers of Virtue and of Manners

    Manuscript

    The Flore de virtu e de costumi (‘Flowers of Virtue and of Manners’) is an Italian work on virtues and vices that was co...

  • Great Bible

    Manuscript

    With pages measuring over half a metre (two feet) tall, this volume is the largest manuscript Bible within the British L...