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King John has frequently been characterised as a bad king, even in the Middle Ages. This poem on the kings of England, t...
In the 15th century several maps were drawn of the whole of Italy, by then the most map-conscious part of Europe. The ou...
A circular diagram, now known as ‘Microcosmic Man’ or ‘Zodiac man’, appears in this miscellany of astrological and medic...
The religious order of monks and nuns known as the Carthusians were founded by St Bruno of Cologne (d. 1104) in 1084. Th...
Charles d’Orleans (d. 1465), cousin of the French king, was captured at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and spent 25 yea...
An atlas made for the Cornaro family of Venice at the end of the 15th century contains 35 portolan charts by various Ven...
This manuscript contains the first book of Herodotus’ Histories. It is written on paper and dates from some time before ...
The Flore de virtu e de costumi (‘Flowers of Virtue and of Manners’) is an Italian work on virtues and vices that was co...
This manuscript is a typical example of a medical miscellany. It consists of a range of treatises on physiology and prog...
A 15th-century Middle English pamphlet has been bound into this manuscript, an alphabetised handbook of medical definiti...
In the Middle Ages, barbers were not only responsible for cutting hair, but also for surgeries such as tooth-extractions...
Jean de Wavrin (d. c. 1474) compiled a set of chronicles encompassing the entire history of England from its legendary f...
Jean Froissart’s Chronicles are an important narrative source for the history of western Europe in the 14th century. Rel...
This black spirit mirror and other magical objects are thought to have been owned by John Dee (1527–1608/9), the Elizabe...
Pilgrims travelled to holy places where saints’ relics were held as they believed that by touching the relics, usually b...