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  • Lady Jane Grey's prayer book

    Book, Manuscript, Prayer book

    At midday on 12 February 1554, Lady Jane Grey crossed the Tower of London to face her execution. According to an account...

  • Letter relating to the printing of the 'Matthew Bi...

    Manuscript, Letter

    The English Bible had been legalised in principle in 1536, but there was as yet no officially authorised text. In 1537,...

  • Life of Zoroaster in Persian verse

    Manuscript

    A 17th-century copy of the Zarātusht nāmah, a poetical account of the life of Zoroaster. What is the Zarātusht nāmah? T...

  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript

    The Lindisfarne Gospels has long been acclaimed as the most spectacular manuscript to survive from Anglo-Saxon England....

  • Mahabharatam

    Manuscript

    The Udyoga Parvan is one chapter of the Sanskrit Mahābhāratā, translated by Tuñcattŭ Eḻuttacchan into a famous Ma...

  • Mahabuddhaguna and other Buddhist texts

    Paper folding book, Manuscript

    An 18th-century manuscript from Thailand, outlining the virtues of the Buddha. The manuscript The manuscript from centr...

  • Mahavira preaching from the Uttaradhyayana Sutra

    Manuscript

    The Uttaradhyayana Sutra is one of the most important sacred books of the Shvetambar Jains, who venerate its antiquity a...

  • Mewar Ramayana

    Manuscript

    One of the world's most beautiful Rāmāyaṇa manuscripts prepared for Maharana Jagat Singh, the ruler of the Rajput kingdo...

  • Moutier-Grandval Bible

    Manuscript

    A beautifully illustrated pandect, taking its name from the monastery of Moutier-Grandval in the diocese of Basel in Sw...

  • Old English Hexateuch

    Manuscript

    The Old English Hexateuch provides invaluable evidence of an English person’s experience of the Bible in their own langu...

  • Pahlavi Rivayat

    Manuscript

    This early 16th-century manuscript contains the text commonly referred to as the ‘Pahlavi Rivāyat’, is a Pahlavi (Middle...

  • Pancaraksa

    Manuscript

    This manuscript, a fine calligraphic copy in the Rañjanā script written in gold ink on black paper with ten minia...

  • Pentateuch scroll with silk mantle

    Manuscript, Scroll, Textile

    A 14th-century Torah Scroll from the Iberian Peninsula, complete with mantle. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll...

  • Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

    Manuscript

    Two leaves from early West-Tibetan ‘Perfection of Wisdom’ manuscripts. What is the ‘Perfection of Wisdom’? The ‘Perfect...

  • Phra Malai and Abhidhamma extracts

    Manuscript

    Extracts from the Abhidhamma and the legend of Phra Mālai in Thai language in Khmer script. The manuscript This manuscri...