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Manuscript Created date: 15th century
Abraham Ibn Ezra’s commentary to the Torah (‘Five Books of Moses’ or ‘Pentateuch’). Abraham Ibn Ezra and his biblical co...
Manuscript, Artwork Created date: 1450-99
King John has frequently been characterised as a bad king, even in the Middle Ages. This poem on the kings of England, t...
Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 15th century
A circular diagram, now known as ‘Microcosmic Man’ or ‘Zodiac man’, appears in this miscellany of astrological and medic...
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...
Manuscript Created date: c. 1450–99
Charles d’Orleans (d. 1465), cousin of the French king, was captured at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and spent 25 yea...
Manuscript Created date: Before 1449
This manuscript contains the first book of Herodotus’ Histories. It is written on paper and dates from some time before ...
Manuscript Created date: c.1450–1500
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 Created date: 1st quarter of the 15th century
With pages measuring over half a metre (two feet) tall, this volume is the largest manuscript Bible within the British L...
Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 15th century
This manuscript is a typical example of a medical miscellany. It consists of a range of treatises on physiology and prog...
Manuscript Created date: 15th century
A 15th-century Middle English pamphlet has been bound into this manuscript, an alphabetised handbook of medical definiti...
Manuscript Created date: c. 1475–99
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 Created date: c. 1485–1509
Owned by Henry VIII as a young man, this is one of the finest surviving late medieval prayer rolls. The manuscript Meas...
Manuscript Created date: 1400–1499
A 15th-century copy of the commentary on Joshua by the famed Karaite biblical commentator – Japheth ben Ali ha-Levi (liv...
Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 15th century
Jean Froissart’s Chronicles are an important narrative source for the history of western Europe in the 14th century. Rel...
Manuscript Created date: c. 1457–1530
Pilgrims travelled to holy places where saints’ relics were held as they believed that by touching the relics, usually b...