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  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: Late 13th century

    An early Book of Hours from England. Popular in the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, Books of Hours were pra...

  • Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Manuscript annotation Created date: c. 1500

    An opulent object, with nearly fifty illustrations, this Book of Hours once belonged to Anne Boleyn (d. 1536), King Henr...

  • Bedford Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1410–1430

    A lavishly illuminated Book of Hours, gifted to Henry VI by the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. The Bedford Hours is regar...

  • Charles d'Orleans, Poetry

    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...

  • Christine de Pizan, The Book of the Queen

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1410–14

    Christine de Pizan (b. 1364, d. 1430) was the first professional woman author in Europe. Writing in the French language,...

  • Chronicles of France

    Manuscript Created date: 1487

    Made in Northern France in around 1487, this richly illuminated manuscript is the third in a set of six enormous volumes...

  • Dunois Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1439–1450

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

  • Harley Froissart

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1470–72

    Jean Froissart’s Chronicles were one of the most popular historical works of the late medieval period. Covering the peri...

  • Histoire ancienne jusqu’à César (A Universal Histo...

    Manuscript Created date: 1400–1425

    The epic of Troy, recounted in Homer’s Iliad, tells of the war between the Greeks and Trojans beginning with the abducti...

  • Huth Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1485–1490

    Books of Hours are prayer books for lay people containing cycles of prayers to be read at set hours of the day and night...

  • Jean d'Arras, Roman de Mélusine

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1450

    The Roman de Mélusine (The Story of Mélusine) is a tale by the 14th-century French writer Jean d’Arras. It...

  • Jean de Wavrin, Recueil des chroniques d'Angleterr...

    Manuscript Created date: c.1470–80

    Jean de Wavrin (d. c. 1474) compiled a set of chronicles encompassing the entire history of England from its legendary f...

  • Jean Duchesne, Les commentaires de César

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1480

    De Bello Gallico (On the Gallic Wars) and De Bellum Civilii (On the Civil War) are two Latin commentaries written by the...

  • Jean Froissart, Chronicles

    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...

  • Mattheus Platearius, Circa instans

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 14th century

    Mattheus Platearius (active during the 12th century) was a physician from the medical school of Salerno, near Naples in...