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  • Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi

    Map, Manuscript

    This mappa mundi is one of the earliest surviving maps of the world and the only example that originates from England be...

  • 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...

  • Diagrammatic world map

    Map

    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

    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

    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...

  • 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

    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

    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

    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...