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  • Illuminated copy of William of Malmesbury’s Deeds ...

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 12th century

    The Deeds of the Kings of the English is an early 12th-century account of the kings of England. Composed by the Anglo-No...

  • Illustrated copy of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History...

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 12th century

    The History of the Kings of Britain by the Anglo-Norman cleric, Geoffrey of Monmouth (b. c. 1100, d. 1154) was an enormo...

  • Justinian’s Digest

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 12th century

    The Digest consists of a summary of classical legal texts compiled during Eastern Roman emperor Justinian I’s reign (r. ...

  • Origen, Homilies on the Old Testament

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-12th century

    Origen of Alexandria (d. c. 253) is considered the father of biblical exegesis (the interpretation of the Bible). Origen...

  • Penitential works

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-12th century

    A colourful, gilded image portraying a kneeling monk in a black robe offering a book to St Peter and St John the Evangel...

  • Peter Lombard, Commentary on the Psalms

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 12th century

    Peter Lombard (d. 1160) was a scholar and theologian, who taught at the school of Notre Dame and was consecrated Bishop...

  • Psalter in Anglo-Norman verse

    Manuscript Created date: Late 12th century

    This early twelfth-century Psalter, or book of the Psalms, was copied in an English monastery, probably Canterbury. It c...

  • Richard of St Victor's theological works

    Manuscript Created date: 1171–1190

    Probably of Scottish origin, Richard of St Victor (d. 1173) was one of the most important theologians of the 12th centur...

  • St Corneille Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 12th century

    This remarkable Gospel-book was used at the royal foundation of St Corneille de Compiègne, in the north of Paris,...

  • St Gregory the Great, Epistles

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 12th century

    This imposing volume includes a collection of letters of Pope Gregory the Great (d. c. 604). It was made in the north of...

  • St Gregory the Great, Registrum Epistolarum Gregor...

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 12th century

    The Registrum Epistolarum Gregorii, or register of the letters of Pope Gregory the Great, is composed of 14 books, inclu...

  • St Jerome, Commentary on Ecclesiastes and Translat...

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 12th century

    The abbey of Saint Peter, Corbie, in northern France was founded by the Merovingian queen, Bathilde, widow of King Clovi...

  • St Jerome, Commentary on Jeremiah

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    In the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah, the prophet warns King Zedekiah of the destruction of Jerusalem.  This copy of St...

  • St Jerome’s translation of Eusebius’ Chronicon

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 12th century

    The Greek scholar and historian Eusebius of Caesarea (d. c. 340) prepared a world chronicle of history from Abraham to t...