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  • St Jerome, Commentary on Isaiah

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

    This eighth-century copy of St Jerome’s (b. 347, d. 420) Commentary on the Old Testament book of Isaiah is an early vers...

  • St Jerome’s translation of Eusebius’ Chronicon

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 12th century

    The Greek scholar and historian Eusebius of Caesarea (d. c. 340) prepared a world chronicle of history from Abraham to t...

  • Sulpicius Severus, Lives of St Martin and St Bened...

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century

    The lives of two important early saints, Sts Martin and Benedict, have been copied together in this volume dating from t...

  • Symeon of Durham, De Exordio Ecclesiae Dunelmensis

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 12th century

    Symeon of Durham (active c. 1090–c. 1128) was an English monk and historian, known for writing a number of chronicles, i...

  • The First Arrival of the Saxons and the Normans

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 12th century

    This volume includes a diverse range of texts, two of which were copied in northern England in the middle of the 12th ce...

  • The Life and Miracles of St Nicholas

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 11th century

    From the early Middle Ages onwards many monasteries produced libelli (small books), each of which contained the life of...

  • 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 ...

  • Vitae sanctorum (Lives of saints)

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 11th century

    Saints’ Lives or Vitae sanctorum were a new and popular form of historical writing developed in Europe in the Middle Age...

  • Winchester Benedictional

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century–1st half of the 11th century

    Benedictionals (from the Latin benedicere, to bless) are books that contain lists of blessings given by bishops during t...

  • Ælfwine’s Prayerbook

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd decade of the 11th century

    Many manuscripts reveal a surprising amount about their makers and owners. One such is this small prayer book, which mea...