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  • Bull of Innocent III taking England under his prot...

    Manuscript, Seal Created date: 1214

    Fearing that he would be threatened with papal support for a French invasion of England, in 1213 King John made peace wi...

  • Burnt copy of Magna Carta with the seal attached

    Manuscript, Charter, Seal Created date: 1215

    One of the four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta, this document is now so badly damaged as to be barely readable...

  • Calculating time

    Manuscript Created date: 1st third of the 9th century–Late 11th century

    This manuscript consists of three books joined together in the medieval period at the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Germain...

  • Caligula Troper

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

    This manuscript contains an incomplete book of chants (called tropes) for religious services, made in late 11th-century...

  • Canterbury or Anglo-Catalan Psalter

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

    The Canterbury Psalter is amongst the most lavishly illustrated of English manuscripts. The luxurious decoration is part...

  • Carmina Regia

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1335- c. 1340

    The magnificent painting in this book was intended as a gift for Robert of Anjou, King of Naples from 1309-43.  It illus...

  • Carthusian miscellany

    Manuscript Created date: 1460–1500

    The religious order of monks and nuns known as the Carthusians were founded by St Bruno of Cologne (d. 1104) in 1084. Th...

  • Cartulary of Reading Abbey

    Manuscript Created date: 1190–1199

    The 12th-century Cartulary of Reading Abbey gives a list of works held at the medieval libraries at Reading Abbey and Le...

  • Cassiodorus, Historia ecclesiastica tripartite

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

    Marcus Flavius Cassiodorus Senator (b. c. 485, d. c. 580), was a Roman statesman and scholar, who served under Theodoric...

  • Chart of the Aegean from the Cornaro atlas

    Map Created date: 15th century

    An atlas made for the Cornaro family of Venice at the end of the 15th century contains 35 portolan charts by various Ven...

  • Chart of the Atlantic coastline by Grazioso Beninc...

    Map Created date: 1469

    In the 15th century portolan charts were often drawn in sections and bound to form a small atlas. This example, drawn by...

  • Chart of the central Mediterranean by Giacomo Giro...

    Map Created date: mid-15th century

    This portion of a mid-15th-century chart by the Venetian Giacomo Giroldi shows the Adriatic with parts of Italy. South i...

  • Charter of King John to Robert of Braybrooke

    Charter, Manuscript, Seal Created date: 1208

    Robert of Braybrooke (1168–1210) was listed by the chronicler Roger of Wendover (d. 1236) as one of King John’s evil cou...

  • Chartres Bible (first of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-12th century

    The 12th century saw the production of large-format ‘giant’ Bibles. In part, their popularity was due to the needs of ne...

  • Chartres Bible (second of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-12th century

    Named after its probable place of origin, The Chartres Bible is divided in two volumes. (The first is now BnF, Latin 55)...