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  • Alphonso Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Parchment Codex Created date: c. 1284–1316

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

  • Canterbury or Anglo-Catalan Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 12th century

    The Canterbury Psalter is amongst the most lavishly illustrated of English manuscripts. The luxurious decoration is part...

  • Collection of medieval chronicles

    Manuscript Created date: 1197–1450

    Ralph de Diceto, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral from c. 1180 to c. 1199, wrote two historical chronicles, the Abbreviated C...

  • English copy of William of Malmesbury’s Deeds of t...

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 13th century–c. 1291

    William of Malmesbury’s (b. c. 1095, d. c. 1143) Deeds of the Kings of the English focuses on political events and ruler...

  • French Psalter composed in verse

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 12th century–1st quarter of the 13th century

    The Book of Psalms was translated into French in the first half of the twelfth century. It became one of the most popula...

  • Holkham Bible Picture Book

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1327–1335

    Nothing else is quite like the Holkham Bible Picture Book. Produced in London during the early 14th century; it contains...

  • Illustrated account on cautery points and medical...

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 12th century

    Large, clear drawings in this medical textbook show the application of cautery, or the drawing from the body of sick or ...

  • Laurent d'Orléans, La Somme le Roi

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1295

    La Somme le Roi (A Survey for a King) was written for the children of Philip III of France (r. 1270 –1285) by their tuto...

  • Laws of the Londoners

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 13th century

    By the end of the 12th century, French was commonly used as an administrative and legal language in England alongside La...

  • Map Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1262–1300

    The Map Psalter takes its name from its full-page illustration of a map of the world (on f. 9r), whose design shares clo...

  • Matthew Paris’ Lives of the Offas, Christ of Revel...

    Manuscript, Parchment Codex Created date: c. 1224

    This folio comes from a volume containing Matthew Paris's Lives of the Offas and Deeds of the Abbots of St Albans, writt...

  • Old English Illustrated Herbal

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 11th century

    Medieval medicine often used plant- and animal-based remedies. This is the only illustrated collection of such remedies...

  • Philippe de Thaon, Comput

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 12th century

    The earliest named French author, Philippe de Thaon, was active in the first half of the 12th century. In this volume ar...

  • Psalter in Anglo-Norman verse

    Manuscript Created date: Late 12th century

    This early twelfth-century Psalter, or book of the Psalms, was copied in an English monastery, probably Canterbury. It c...

  • Psalter with an Anglo-Norman gloss

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 12th century

    After William the Conqueror’s invasion of England in 1066, a dialect of French known as Anglo-Norman became one of the d...