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  • William de la Dene, Historia Roffensis

    Manuscript

    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

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

  • Winchcombe Chronicle

    Manuscript

    The Winchcombe Chronicle traces the history of Winchcombe Abbey in Gloucestershire from AD 1–1181. Winchcombe was a roya...

  • Winchester Benedictional

    Manuscript

    Benedictionals (from the Latin benedicere, to bless) are books that contain lists of blessings given by bishops during t...

  • Winchester Psalter

    Manuscript

    The calendar in this elaborate copy of the Book of Psalms suggests that it was made at Winchester’s Old Minster during t...

  • World map by Ranulf Higden

    Map

    Ranulph Higden (d. 1364), was a monk of the Benedictine abbey of St. Werburg, Chester. His 'Polychronicon' is a universa...

  • World map in a printed edition of Ptolemy's Geogra...

    Map

    The Geography of Ptolemy, with its world map and maps of individual regions, became immensely popular in western Europe...

  • Writ for publishing Magna Carta

    Manuscript

    Magna Carta, finally agreed on 15 June 1215, was intended to re-establish peace. For this to be implemented, the rebel b...

  • Ælfric's Colloquy

    Manuscript

    Ælfric’s Colloquy is a dialogue between a schoolteacher and his pupils. ‘Colloquy’ simply means ‘conversation’. Dating f...

  • Ælfric’s Grammar

    Manuscript

    Around the year 998, Ælfric of Eynsham produced a Grammar, written in Old English, but designed primarily to explain Lat...

  • Ælfwine’s Prayerbook

    Manuscript

    Many manuscripts reveal a surprising amount about their makers and owners. One such is this small prayer book, which mea...

  • Æthelstan Psalter

    Manuscript

    According to an inscription on one of the manuscript’s pages, this small copy of the Psalms was once owned by Æthelstan,...