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  • Aldhelm's Riddles

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century – early 11th century

    Aldhelm’s Latin verse Enigmata or Riddles was widely read and studied in the Middle Ages, both in England and on the Con...

  • 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...

  • Amalarius of Metz, De Ecclesiasticis officiis

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1100

    Amalarius of Metz (d. c. 850) was one of the great writers of the Carolingian age. He participated actively in political...

  • Anglo-Saxon calendar and computistical material

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–2nd half of the 12th century

    Farming was the basis of the early medieval economy and the occupation of the majority of the population, but agricultur...

  • Anglo-Saxon miscellany

    Manuscript Created date: c.1025–50

    The world beyond England was a source of continuing curiosity for the Anglo-Saxons, as is particularly evident in this m...

  • Anselm of Canterbury's theological treatises

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

    This composite volume, consisting of two originally separate booklets, contains seven of Anselm’s thirteen scholarly tre...

  • Antidotarium and medical recipes

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 11th century

    This early collection of medical recipes includes prayers to God, the Creator of man, and of ‘all the trees, plants and ...

  • 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...

  • Arma Christi prayer roll

    Manuscript, Scroll, Vellum roll Created date: 2nd quarter of the fifteenth century

    One of ten surviving late-medieval rolls containing the Middle English prayer-poem ‘O Vernicle’. The prayer-poem ‘O V...

  • Asser's Life of King Alfred

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 16th century

    The Life of King Alfred by Bishop Asser is the earliest known source about an Anglo-Saxon king, a king often known today...

  • 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...

  • Astronomical texts

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    Astronomy, the science of the stars, was an important part of the early medieval curriculum. This astronomical collectio...

  • Baudri of Bourgueil, History of Jerusalem

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

    The Historia Hierosolimitana (History of Jerusalem) is one of the most sophisticated accounts of the First Crusade (1095...

  • 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...