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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...

  • Alphonso Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Parchment Codex Created date: c. 1284–1316

    This manuscript was begun for Prince Alphonso (b. 1273, d. 1284), son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, who was betrot...

  • 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...

  • Bible of William of Devon

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1275–1300

    Made in England around the middle of the 13th century, this grand illustrated manuscript includes the entire Bible in on...

  • 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...

  • Magna Carta, 1297

    Manuscript Created date: 1297

    After 1225 no new versions of either Magna Carta or the Charter of the Forest were issued. Instead, when called upon to ...

  • 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...

  • On the Laws and Customs of England

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1272 - 1307

    The treatise known as Bracton, composed in the wake of Magna Carta, is the most ambitious legal work from medieval Engla...