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  • 10th-century copy of Isidore of Seville’s Etymolog...

    Manuscript

    The Etymologies by Isidore of Seville (b. c. 560, d. 636) became one of the most widely consulted encyclopaedic works in...

  • Aldhelm on Virginity

    Manuscript

    This manuscript contains the prose version of Anglo-Saxon author Aldhelm’s De uirginitate (‘In Praise of Virginity’). It...

  • Anglo-Saxon calendar and computistical material

    Manuscript

    Farming was the basis of the early medieval economy and the occupation of the majority of the population, but agricultur...

  • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle manuscript C

    Manuscript

    The third oldest version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is known as ‘Manuscript C’. It is traditionally thought to have be...

  • Antidotarium and medical recipes

    Manuscript

    This early collection of medical recipes includes prayers to God, the Creator of man, and of ‘all the trees, plants and ...

  • Beowulf

    Manuscript

    Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest....

  • Boethius in Old English

    Manuscript

    Shortly before he was executed for treason in the mid-520s, the Roman administrator Boethius wrote a dialogue in prose a...

  • Bosworth Psalter

    Manuscript

    Like the majority of biblical books in Western Christendom, the texts of this Psalter are in Latin. They comprise one of...

  • Canterbury or Anglo-Catalan Psalter

    Manuscript

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

  • Charter of King Æthelstan

    Manuscript

    This charter served as the title-deed for land at Ham, in Wiltshire. It was granted to a nobleman called Wulfgar by King...

  • Cicero, Aratea with scholia

    Manuscript

    Cicero’s Aratea is an astronomical treatise describing the constellations, and this work is a Latin translation of the P...

  • Computus collection including Byrhtferth of Ramsey...

    Manuscript

    The Enchiridion (Handbook) by Byrhtferth of Ramsey Abbey (fl. c. 986–c. 1016) is a commentary on the computus, covering ...

  • Coronation Gospels

    Manuscript

    The first king of the English, Æthelstan (reigned 924–939), was a generous patron to churches, granting them relics, lan...

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript

    The Eadui Psalter is named after its probable scribe and artist, Eadwig (Eadui) Basan. Eadwig was a monk at Christ Churc...

  • Ecgberht Pontifical

    Manuscript

    During the Middle Ages as now, there were a number of liturgical books that were designed to be used by specific ranks o...