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  • Harley Trilingual Psalter

    Manuscript

    Containing the text of the psalms in parallel Greek, Latin, and Arabic versions, the Harley Trilingual Psalter bears elo...

  • Henry VIII's prayer roll

    Scroll, Prayer book, Manuscript, Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illustration, Image

    Owned by Henry VIII as a young man, this is one of the finest surviving late medieval prayer rolls. The manuscript Meas...

  • Henry VIII’s Psalter

    Illuminated manuscript

    Commissioned by King Henry VIII, this Psalter (Book of Psalms) is the most sumptuous production of the French scribe and...

  • Huth Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    Books of Hours are prayer books for lay people containing cycles of prayers to be read at set hours of the day and night...

  • 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...

  • Matthew Paris's itinerary maps from London to Pale...

    Map

    This map of Palestine from the Royal manuscripts collection was created by Matthew Paris in mid-13th-century, and is dom...

  • 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...