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  • 13th century zonal world map

    Map Created date: 13th century

    This 13th-century world map, though only 8 centimetres across, is more than a simple diagram. The southern (upper) hemis...

  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: Late 13th century

    An early Book of Hours from England. Popular in the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, Books of Hours were pra...

  • Aristotle in Latin

    Manuscript Created date: 13th century

    This 13th-century manuscript contains Gerard of Cremona's (c. 1114-87) translations of Aristotelian works on natural phi...

  • Chronicon Anglicanum

    Manuscript Created date: 1200-99

    After Archbishop Hubert Walter’s death in 1205 and the rejection of other nominees to the see of Canterbury, the monks o...

  • Circular plan of Jerusalem

    Map Created date: 13th century

    Most medieval plans of Jerusalem give it circular walls (it was actually four-sided) and were probably of classical orig...

  • Collection of medieval historical works

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 13th century

    This volume contains a variety of historical and legendary material, including the Trojan War, Alexander the Great and t...

  • Dialogue of the Exchequer

    Manuscript Created date: 1200-99

    Richard fitz Nigel (1130-98), Bishop of Ely and author of The Dialogue of the Exchequer, has been described as a model c...

  • English copy of William of Malmesbury’s Deeds of t...

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 13th century–c. 1291

    William of Malmesbury’s (b. c. 1095, d. c. 1143) Deeds of the Kings of the English focuses on political events and ruler...

  • Images of the life of Christ

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

    The book of Psalms was at the heart of medieval spirituality. From a relatively early date, very grand copies included a...

  • Laws of the Londoners

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 13th century

    By the end of the 12th century, French was commonly used as an administrative and legal language in England alongside La...

  • Murder of Prince Arthur in Chronicle of Margam Abb...

    Manuscript Created date: 1200-99

    The murder of King John’s nephew, Prince Arthur (1187–1203) had far-reaching consequences, since it led indirectly to th...

  • Portrait of King John from Matthew Paris's Histori...

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1200-99

    One of the most significant works by Matthew Paris (1200–59), author, illuminator and monk of St Albans Abbey, is the Hi...

  • Psalter with the Hours of the Virgin Mary

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 13th century

    The 20 full-page illuminations at the beginning of this Psalter form one of the most outstanding prefatory cycles to sur...

  • Rochester Bestiary

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1230

    Bestiaries, or ‘Books of beasts’, provide an account of the characteristics and habits of a variety of animals, both rea...

  • The poisoning of King John and coronation of King...

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1200-99

    King John was taken ill in October 1216, having suffered an attack of dysentery, and he died at Newark, Nottinghamshire,...