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  • Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi

    Map Created date: between 1025 and 1050

    This map was probably created at Canterbury between 1025 and 1050, but is probably ultimately based on a model dating fr...

  • Beowulf

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1000

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

  • Confessio Amantis

    Manuscript Created date: 1425–1475

    The Confessio Amantis by John Gower was written between 1386 and 1390. Gower was a contemporary and friend of Geoffrey C...

  • Diagrammatic world map

    Map Created date: 1075

    The simplest medieval map of the world was the T-O map: a circle divided by a T into the three continents of Asia, Europ...

  • Exeter Book

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 10th century

    The Exeter Book, which belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral, is one of the four most significant verse ma...

  • 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...

  • Guthlac Roll

    Vellum roll Created date: 1175-1215

    This manuscript is known as the Guthlac Roll. It is a long, thin strip of parchment which contains 18 ink ‘roundels’ – c...

  • Illustration from a 1975 edition of Beowulf

    Illustration

    This striking monochrome illustration, created in 1975 by Vladimir Noskov, is just one example of how artists have respo...

  • Junius Manuscript

    Manuscript Created date: The manuscript was made in two segments – one part was made c.1000 and the other in the 1st half of the 11th century

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

  • 'Liber secretorum fidelium crucis' by Marino Sanud...

    Map Created date: c. 1321

    This set of maps by the Genoese mapmaker Pietro Vesconte forms a supplement to a work by the Venetian author Marino Sanu...

  • 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....

  • Map Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1262–1300

    The Map Psalter takes its name from its full-page illustration of a map of the world (on f. 9r), whose design shares clo...

  • Marvels of the East

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century or 1st quarter of the 11th century

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

  • Matthew Paris's itinerary maps from London to Pale...

    Map Created date: c. 1250

    This map of Palestine from the Royal manuscripts collection was created by Matthew Paris in mid-13th-century, and is dom...

  • Middle English Bestiary

    Manuscript Created date: 1275–1300

    This manuscript contains a copy of the Physiologus, a collection of stories about animals and plants. It is the basis fo...