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  • Aldhelm's Riddles

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century – early 11th century

    Aldhelm’s Latin verse Enigmata or Riddles was widely read and studied in the Middle Ages, both in England and on the Con...

  • Bannatyne Manuscript

    Manuscript Created date: 1568

    The ‘Bannatyne Manuscript’ is one of the most important manuscripts in the history of medieval Scottish literature. It c...

  • Beowulf

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1000

    Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest....

  • Bestiary, with extracts from Gerald of Wales

    Manuscript Created date: Late 12th-century–early 13th century

    A bestiary contains Christian allegorical lessons based on the characteristics and habits of animals found in nature and...

  • Confessio Amantis

    Manuscript Created date: 1425–1475

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

  • Exeter Book

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 10th century

    The Exeter Book, which belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral, is one of the four most significant verse ma...

  • Felix's Life of Guthlac

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of 10th century

    This manuscript is a copy of the Life of Guthlac by the East Anglian monk, Felix. Falling within the genre of hagiograph...

  • Holkham Bible Picture Book

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1327–1335

    Nothing else is quite like the Holkham Bible Picture Book. Produced in London during the early 14th century; it contains...

  • Junius Manuscript

    Manuscript Created date: The manuscript was made in two segments – one part was made c.1000 and the other in the 1st half of the 11th century

    The Junius Manuscript is one of the four most significant manuscripts of Old English verse, which contain the vast major...

  • Laȝamon's Roman de Brut

    Manuscript Created date: 1250–1300, possibly after 1275

    Laȝamon’s Brut is a translation and reworking of an earlier text, Roman de Brut, written by Wace in around 1155. The Rom...

  • Le Morte Darthur

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1471–83

    This sole surviving manuscript copy of Thomas Malory’s version of the legends of King Arthur and his Knights was made wi...

  • Pearl

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1400

    The anonymous poem Pearl, is one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature. It was composed in the West Midlands ...

  • Piers Plowman

    Manuscript Created date: late 14th century

    Piers Plowman is a late 14th-century dream-vision. The poem is a sequence of 22 dream-visions, called ‘passus’, which me...

  • Roman de la Rose

    Manuscript Created date: c.1490-1500

    This allegorical poem of chivalric love is illustrated with 92 brilliant miniatures, of which four are half-page paintin...

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1400

    The anonymous poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is considered one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature. I...