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  • Account of the Scottish Marches

    Manuscript, Illustration

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

  • Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi

    Map, Manuscript

    This mappa mundi is one of the earliest surviving maps of the world and the only example that originates from England be...

  • Charles d'Orleans, Poetry

    Manuscript

    Charles d’Orleans (d. 1465), cousin of the French king, was captured at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and spent 25 yea...

  • Draft introduction to English Landscape

    Pen and ink, Manuscript

    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

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

  • Luttrell Psalter

    Manuscript

    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

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

  • Map Psalter

    Manuscript

    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

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

  • Plan of Dover Harbour, 1552

    Manuscript

    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

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

  • View of Colchester, 1320-40

    Manuscript

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

  • View of London, 1320-40

    Manuscript

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

  • View of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1545

    Manuscript, Illustration, View

    This is plan of Newcastle-upon-Tyne forms part of the Cotton Manuscripts collection. It is thought to date from around 1...

  • Villages and castles on the north Kent coast

    Manuscript

    This is a map showing villages and marshland on the north Kent coast, dating from the mid 16th century. As is generally...