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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...

  • Benedictional of St Æthelwold

    Manuscript Created date: 963-984

    The Benedictional of St Æthelwold

  • Bestiary, with extracts from Gerald of Wales

    Manuscript Created date: Late 12th-century–early 13th century

    A bestiary contains Christian allegorical lessons based on the characteristics and habits of animals found in nature and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Osbern of Canterbury, Life of St Dunstan

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1090–Early 12th century

    Osbern (b. c. 1050, d. c. 1090) was an English monk of Christ Church, Canterbury, known for writing a Life of Archbishop...

  • 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...

  • Thomas Hoccleve, The Regiment of Princes

    Manuscript Created date: 1411–20

    The Regiment of Princes was the most popular work of the English poet Thomas Hoccleve (d. 1426). Hoccleve wrote the poem...

  • 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 ...

  • World map by Ranulf Higden

    Map Created date: 1400

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