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  • Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi

    Map

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

  • Beowulf

    Manuscript

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

  • Confessio Amantis

    Manuscript

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

  • Felix's Life of Guthlac

    Manuscript

    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

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

  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript

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

  • Map Psalter

    Manuscript

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Pearl

    Manuscript

    The anonymous poem Pearl, is one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature. It was composed in the West Midlands ...

  • Peraldus' Theological Miscellany

    Manuscript

    Produced in England around 1255-1265, this theological miscellany contains a collection of textual materials for a preac...

  • Piers Plowman

    Manuscript

    Piers Plowman is a late 14th-century dream-vision. The poem is a sequence of 22 dream-visions, called ‘passus’, which me...

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Manuscript

    The anonymous poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is considered one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature. I...

  • The Book of the City of Ladies

    Manuscript

    This beautifully decorated manuscript, known as ‘The Book of the Queen’, contains the work of one of the most compelling...