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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...

  • Alphonso Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Parchment Codex

    This manuscript was begun for Prince Alphonso (b. 1273, d. 1284), son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, who was betrot...

  • 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...

  • Armenian Gospel book

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    A lavish copy of the Gospels in Armenian, made in the Persian capital of Isfahan, in 1608. When did Christianity spread ...

  • Barcelona Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination

    A highly illuminated medieval Spanish Hagadah. What is the Hagadah? The Hagadah (plural Hagadot), which literally mean...

  • Collectanea satis copiosa

    Illuminated manuscript

    For about two years, a team of scholars and royal agents gathered together and studied manuscripts that would provide ev...

  • Coloured illustrations of Buddhist heavens and hel...

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Image

    A folding book manuscript in 59 folds made in Upper Burma. It has tooled leather covers with paper labels dated Manadala...

  • Coronation of Henry VIII with notes by Henry

    Illuminated manuscript

    On acceding to the throne, monarchs were crowned in a magnificent and elaborate ceremony in which the new king swore to ...

  • Cosmological diagram

    Manuscript, Image, Illuminated manuscript

    This is one of a set of delicate drawings depicting the world, the heavens and the hells of Buddhist cosomolgy. Here, va...

  • Design for Henrician castle on the Kent coast

    Illuminated manuscript

    This fortification plan or ‘plat’ is a survivor of the many that were stuffed into drawers in Henry’s office in Holbein ...

  • Double canon dedicated to Henry VIII

    Illuminated manuscript

    This grand manuscript was prepared for Henry in 1516 by a successful Flemish merchant

  • Duke of Sussex's Catalan Bible

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    The messianic imagery found in these splendid Hebrew Bibles is unique. Crystallised in Spain in the 13th century and app...

  • Duke of Sussex's Italian Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    A 15th-century Pentateuch featuring illuminated letters, which are rare in Hebrew manuscripts. What is the Pentateuch? ...

  • Harley Golden Gospels

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    The Harley Golden Gospels is a magnificent copy of the Four Gospels written entirely in gold and decorated on every page...

  • Henry VII on his deathbed

    Illuminated manuscript

    Though he may not have been present, the Garter King of Arms, Sir Thomas Wriothesley (d. 1534), wrote a detailed account...