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  • Tiberius Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 11th century

    The Tiberius Psalter is one of a number of important Psalters produced in Winchester during the mid-11th century. From t...

  • Tournai map of Asia

    Map Created date: 12th century

    This map of Asia may have accompanied works of Jerome as early as the fourth or fifth century, but this twelfth-century...

  • Verse account of Magna Carta in the Chronicle of M...

    Manuscript Created date: 1200-99

    One of the earliest accounts of the settlement reached at Runnymede is found in the Chronicle of Melrose Abbey. Melrose...

  • Vesalius's Anatomy

    Book

    On the Fabric of the Human Body is one of the most influential works in the history of Western medicine. It was conceive...

  • Vespasian Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 8th century–mid-9th century

    The Vespasian Psalter is an early copy of a Latin revision of the Psalms (the Romanum or Roman version) associated with...

  • View of London in Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is a contemporary image of the London in which Shakespeare lived and worked for much of his life. As we can see, it...

  • View of Messina in Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This beautifully hand-coloured view of 16th-century Messina (or ‘Messana’) shows a large port city at the north-eastern ...

  • View of Venice in Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is a beautifully hand-coloured view of 16th-century Venice – the setting for two of Shakespeare’s plays, The Mercha...

  • View of Verona in Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This image shows a bird’s-eye view of the city of Verona, in what is now Northern Italy. It illustrates some of the hist...

  • Views of Wittenberg and Elsinore in Civitates Orbi...

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    These beautifully hand-coloured views show key locations in Hamlet – one bird’s-eye view of the German university city o...

  • Virgil's collected works

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 11th century

    The writings of classical and late Antique authors such as Cicero (d. 44 BC), Ovid (d. c. 18) and Prudentius (d. after 4...

  • Vitae sanctorum (Lives of saints)

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 11th century

    Saints’ Lives or Vitae sanctorum were a new and popular form of historical writing developed in Europe in the Middle Age...

  • Will of Lucius Ignatius Rufinus

    Papyrus Created date: 211

    Produced during the early third century, this is one of the Latin papyri of the British Library collections. It originat...

  • William de la Dene, Historia Roffensis

    Manuscript Created date: 1314–50

    The Historia Roffensis (History of Rochester) is a biographical chronicle in Latin, written at Rochester Cathedral Prior...

  • William of Jumièges, Deeds of the Norman Dukes

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 12th century

    The Benedictine monk William of Jumièges (fl. 1026–1070) composed his historical account of the deeds of the Norm...