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  • 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

    King Henry VIII and the court regularly attended Mass in the royal chapel, sometimes more than once a day. The King oft...

  • Barcelona Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • Beaufort Book of Hours

    Illuminated manuscript

    This Book of Hours, inherited by Henry’s grandmother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, contains a calendar of Church festivals an...

  • 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

    This Pentateuch shows a rare example of the embellishing of initial letters in a Jewish manuscript – a practice commonly...

  • Harley Golden Gospels

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    The Harley Library was founded in 1704 when Robert Harley purchased 600 manuscripts. The library was later given to the...

  • 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...

  • Henry VIII’s coastal defence maps

    Illuminated manuscript

    In February 1539 Thomas Cromwell ordered certain ‘sadde and expert men of every shire in Ingland beyng nere the see&hell...