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  • Alphonso Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Parchment Codex

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

  • French 15th-century Book of Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    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

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

  • Harley Golden Gospels

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    The Harley Golden Gospels is a magnificent copy of the Four Gospels written entirely in gold and decorated on every page...

  • Henry VIII's prayer roll

    Scroll, Prayer book, Manuscript, Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illustration, Image

    Owned by Henry VIII as a young man, this is one of the finest surviving late medieval prayer rolls. The manuscript Meas...

  • Henry VIII’s Psalter

    Illuminated manuscript

    Commissioned by King Henry VIII, this Psalter (Book of Psalms) is the most sumptuous production of the French scribe and...

  • Huth Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    Books of Hours are prayer books for lay people containing cycles of prayers to be read at set hours of the day and night...

  • Luttrell Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    This celebrated manuscript was commissioned by a wealthy landowner, Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, in the first half of the 14th...

  • Sherborne Missal

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    With 347 illuminated pages each measuring approximately 535 x 380mm, the Sherborne Missal is probably the largest and mo...

  • St Omer Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    The Last Judgement was believed to be the moment at the end of time when souls would leave Purgatory and be transferred...

  • Taymouth Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    A 14th-century Book of Hours. Books of Hours were popular books of devotion during the late Middle Ages and Renaissanc...

  • The Hastings Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    Written in Latin on vellum, this manuscript was made between 1475 and 1483, probably at Ghent or Bruges in the Low Count...