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  • 15th-century Wycliffite Bible

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    A manuscript containing the Later Version of the Middle English translation of the Bible produced by followers of the re...

  • A collection of Shaker hymns

    Book

    This is the first published collection of Shaker hymns, written and collated to convey the Shaker religious philosophy t...

  • Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Manuscript annotation

    An opulent object, with nearly fifty illustrations, this Book of Hours once belonged to Anne Boleyn (d. 1536), King Henr...

  • Arma Christi prayer roll

    Manuscript, Scroll, Vellum roll

    One of ten surviving late-medieval rolls containing the Middle English prayer-poem ‘O Vernicle’. The prayer-poem ‘O V...

  • Beaufort Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    The Beaufort/Beauchamp Hours is a composite volume of parts made at different times. It evolved into its present form du...

  • Book of Common Prayer

    Printed book

    The first English Book of Common Prayer, published in 1549. Who wrote it? In September 1548 a committee under the presid...

  • Coverdale Bible

    Printed book

    A 1535 copy of Miles Coverdale’s translation of the Bible. Was Coverdale’s Bible illegal? Following the publication of...

  • Lady Jane Grey's prayer book

    Book, Manuscript, Prayer book

    At midday on 12 February 1554, Lady Jane Grey crossed the Tower of London to face her execution. According to an account...

  • Letter relating to the printing of the 'Matthew Bi...

    Manuscript, Letter

    The English Bible had been legalised in principle in 1536, but there was as yet no officially authorised text. In 1537,...

  • Matthew’s Bible

    Printed book

    A 1537 copy of ‘Matthew’s Bible’, printed in Antwerp. Who was the translator for Matthew’s Bible? It is known that Will...

  • Rig-veda-Sanhita

    Printed book

    This 1869 edition of the Rig Veda Samhita by Friedrich Max Müller is one of the earliest English translation of the Rig ...

  • The Great Bible, probably Henry VIII's own copy

    Book, Folio, Printed book

    Before 1536, it was forbidden to produce a Bible in English. The Word of God was controlled by those who could read and...