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  • An anonymous map of Italy

    Map Created date: 15th century

    In the 15th century several maps were drawn of the whole of Italy, by then the most map-conscious part of Europe. The ou...

  • Astrological-medical miscellany

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 15th century

    A circular diagram, now known as ‘Microcosmic Man’ or ‘Zodiac man’, appears in this miscellany of astrological and medic...

  • Beaufort Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1411–1415 and c.1425–1443

    The Beaufort/Beauchamp Hours is a composite volume of parts made at different times. It evolved into its present form du...

  • Bedford Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1410–1430

    A lavishly illuminated Book of Hours, gifted to Henry VI by the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. The Bedford Hours is regar...

  • Carthusian miscellany

    Manuscript Created date: 1460–1500

    The religious order of monks and nuns known as the Carthusians were founded by St Bruno of Cologne (d. 1104) in 1084. Th...

  • Chart of the Aegean from the Cornaro atlas

    Map Created date: 15th century

    An atlas made for the Cornaro family of Venice at the end of the 15th century contains 35 portolan charts by various Ven...

  • French 15th-century Book of Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1400–1410

    A French Book of Hours, produced in Paris in the early 15th century. Books of hours were the most popular books for la...

  • Great Bible

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 15th century

    With pages measuring over half a metre (two feet) tall, this volume is the largest manuscript Bible within the British L...

  • Hours of René of Anjou

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1410

    Music was a key aspect of religious life and was a significant feature of medieval funerals, as depicted in this Book of...

  • Map of the Bay of Bengal from Ptolemy's Geography

    Map Created date: 15th century

    This map from the Harley manuscripts collection shows the Bay of Bengal from a manuscript of Ptolemy's Geography, has th...

  • Old Hall manuscript

    Musical score Created date: c. 1410 - 1420

    This collection of sacred music was compiled by a single scribe between about 1415 and 1421.  In the early 1420s additi...

  • Thomas Hoccleve, The Regiment of Princes

    Manuscript Created date: 1411–20

    The Regiment of Princes was the most popular work of the English poet Thomas Hoccleve (d. 1426). Hoccleve wrote the poem...