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Abraham Ibn Ezra’s commentary to the Torah (‘Five Books of Moses’ or ‘Pentateuch’). Abraham Ibn Ezra and his biblical co...
King John has frequently been characterised as a bad king, even in the Middle Ages. This poem on the kings of England, t...
A circular diagram, now known as ‘Microcosmic Man’ or ‘Zodiac man’, appears in this miscellany of astrological and medic...
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 (d. 1465), cousin of the French king, was captured at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and spent 25 yea...
This manuscript contains the first book of Herodotus’ Histories. It is written on paper and dates from some time before ...
The Flore de virtu e de costumi (‘Flowers of Virtue and of Manners’) is an Italian work on virtues and vices that was co...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript
With pages measuring over half a metre (two feet) tall, this volume is the largest manuscript Bible within the British L...
This manuscript is a typical example of a medical miscellany. It consists of a range of treatises on physiology and prog...
A 15th-century Middle English pamphlet has been bound into this manuscript, an alphabetised handbook of medical definiti...
In the Middle Ages, barbers were not only responsible for cutting hair, but also for surgeries such as tooth-extractions...
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...
A 15th-century copy of the commentary on Joshua by the famed Karaite biblical commentator – Japheth ben Ali ha-Levi (liv...
Jean Froissart’s Chronicles are an important narrative source for the history of western Europe in the 14th century. Rel...
Pilgrims travelled to holy places where saints’ relics were held as they believed that by touching the relics, usually b...