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  • Account of the Scottish Marches

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: c. 1550-1569

    This topographical and military account of the state of the Scottish Marches was written around 1569, and includes a des...

  • 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...

  • Conwy Castle

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: c. 1539-1540

    Part of the Cotton Manuscript collection, this ink and tempura view depicts Conwy castle in North Wales. It likely dates...

  • Draft introduction to English Landscape

    Pen and ink, Manuscript Created date: 20 May 1832

    John Constable issued a series of 22 mezzotints from June 1830 to July 1832 as Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteri...

  • Edward VI’s diary

    Manuscript, Diary Created date: 1547–1553

    Edward VI reveals here that he and his sister Elizabeth (later to be Queen Elizabeth I) learnt of their father King Henr...

  • Itinerary of Archbishop Sigeric

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    Travellers in the early middle ages never had maps to guide them, but sometimes had written itineraries, or lists of pla...

  • Luttrell Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: c. 1325–40

    This celebrated manuscript was commissioned by a wealthy landowner, Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, in the first half of the 14th...

  • Map of the River Trent and its tributaries between...

    Manuscript, Drawing, Map Created date: c. 1540

    This drawing shows the streams of the River Trent from Nottingham to Newark with the towns, villages and water mills sho...

  • Map Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1262–1300

    The Map Psalter takes its name from its full-page illustration of a map of the world (on f. 9r), whose design shares clo...

  • Matthew Paris's map of Britain

    Map, Manuscript Created date: 1200-99

    The maps drawn by Matthew Paris (1200–59) offer a unique impression of mid-13th-century Britain. Paris, who did not trav...

  • Pen and wash drawing of an Irish cabin

    Manuscript, Pen and wash over pencil Created date: 1780

    This pen and wash drawing by Arthur Young (1741–1820) depicts a traditional Irish cabin, and its inhabitants.  The view ...

  • Plan of Dover Harbour, 1552

    Manuscript Created date: 1552

    This is an anonymous plan of proposals for Dover harbour dating from 1552. It is titled 'ffor dovour pere. Thys platt ex...

  • Plan of the town and harbour of Great Yarmouth

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: c. 1570

    By the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603) maps were being employed as tools of government. This was encouraged by Wi...

  • Silos Apocalypse

    Manuscript Created date: 1091–1109

    This world map comes from a beautifully illuminated copy of Beatus of Liébana's ‘Commentary on the Apocalypse of ...

  • View of Colchester, 1320-40

    Manuscript Created date: Late 13th century

    This annotation at the bottom of a page from a copy of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Chronicle of Britain, shows a view of the...