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  • Carthusian miscellany

    Manuscript Created date: 1460–1500

    The religious order of monks and nuns known as the Carthusians were founded by St Bruno of Cologne (d. 1104) in 1084. 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 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...