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  • Aldhelm's Riddles

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century – early 11th century

    Aldhelm’s Latin verse Enigmata or Riddles was widely read and studied in the Middle Ages, both in England and on the Con...

  • Asser's Life of King Alfred

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 16th century

    The Life of King Alfred by Bishop Asser is the earliest known source about an Anglo-Saxon king, a king often known today...

  • Felix's Life of Guthlac

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of 10th century

    This manuscript is a copy of the Life of Guthlac by the East Anglian monk, Felix. Falling within the genre of hagiograph...

  • Gutenberg Bible

    Printed book

    Johann Gutenberg’s Bible is probably the most famous Bible in the world. It is the earliest full-scale work printed in E...

  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: c. 700

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

  • Narratio Metrica de Sancti Swithuno

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century

    The Narratio Metrica de Sancti Swithuno by Wulfstan of Winchester is the longest surviving Latin poem written in England...

  • Prudentius, Psychomachia

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century

    Prudentius’s Psychomachia, which means ‘Battle of the Soul’, is the first fully allegorical work in the European literar...

  • The Harley Lyrics

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1340

    What’s in this manuscript? This manuscript – Harley MS 2253 – contains a collection of 100 secular and religious lyrics ...

  • The story of Cædmon's Hymn

    Manuscript Created date: 775–825

    The earliest named English poet was a cowherd named Cædmon who lived at the Abbey of Whitby. We know about this man beca...

  • Tiberius Bede

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 9th century

    Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People was completed in 731. The work tells the story of the conversion of ...

  • Ælfric's Colloquy

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century – 1st half 12th century

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