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  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript

    The Lindisfarne Gospels has long been acclaimed as the most spectacular manuscript to survive from Anglo-Saxon England....

  • Luttrell Psalter

    Manuscript

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

  • Matthew Paris’ Lives of the Offas, Christ of Revel...

    Manuscript, Parchment Codex

    This folio comes from a volume containing Matthew Paris's Lives of the Offas and Deeds of the Abbots of St Albans, writt...

  • Moutier-Grandval Bible

    Manuscript

    A beautifully illustrated pandect, taking its name from the monastery of Moutier-Grandval in the diocese of Basel in Sw...

  • Old English Hexateuch

    Manuscript

    The Old English Hexateuch provides invaluable evidence of an English person’s experience of the Bible in their own langu...

  • Prayerbook of Princess Elizabeth

    Manuscript, Prayer book

    In December 1545, King Henry VIII was presented with this carefully embroidered volume as a New Year’s gift. The prayer ...

  • Queen Mary Psalter

    Manuscript

    The Queen Mary Psalter is one of the most extensively illustrated biblical manuscripts ever produced, containing over 10...

  • Sforza Hours

    Manuscript

    The Sforza Hours is a richly illuminated Book of Hours and one of the finest surviving manuscripts of the Renaissance. I...

  • Shaftesbury Psalter

    Manuscript

    The book of Psalms was at the heart of medieval spirituality, and books containing them survive in more copies than any...

  • Sherborne Missal

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

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

  • Silos Apocalypse

    Manuscript

    This world map comes from a beautifully illuminated copy of Beatus of Liébana's ‘Commentary on the Apocalypse of ...

  • 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 Harley Gospels: an early surviving example of...

    Manuscript

    This is one of the earliest surviving examples of St Jerome's Vulgate – the Bible in the 'everyday Latin' translation th...

  • 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...

  • The Melisende Psalter

    Manuscript

    Though Queen Melisende's Psalter is probably not the earliest manuscript preserved from the Crusader Kingdom, it represe...