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  • Beowulf

    Manuscript

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

  • Junius Manuscript

    Manuscript

    The Junius Manuscript is one of the four most significant manuscripts of Old English verse, which contain the vast major...

  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript

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

  • Marvels of the East

    Manuscript

    Written in Old English, The Marvels of the East is part travel guide, part quasi-zoological description, based on the Li...

  • Old English Orosius

    Manuscript

    In 410 the Visigoths, a Germanic tribe led by King Alaric (r. 395–410), entered the city of Rome and spent three days pi...

  • Prudentius, Psychomachia

    Manuscript

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

  • Tremulous Hand

    Manuscript

    The ‘Tremulous Hand’ is the name given to a 13th-century annotator who made notes in manuscripts that were originally st...

  • Ælfric's Colloquy

    Manuscript

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

  • Ælfric's Lives of the Saints

    Manuscript

    The collection of texts known as the Lives of the Saints was written by Ælfric of Eynsham (c. 950–c. 1010), between 990 ...