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  • 10th-century copy of Isidore of Seville’s Etymolog...

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    The Etymologies by Isidore of Seville (b. c. 560, d. 636) became one of the most widely consulted encyclopaedic works in...

  • Aldhelm on Virginity

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter 10th century–1st half of 11th century

    This manuscript contains the prose version of Anglo-Saxon author Aldhelm’s De uirginitate (‘In Praise of Virginity’). It...

  • Anglo-Saxon calendar and computistical material

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–2nd half of the 12th century

    Farming was the basis of the early medieval economy and the occupation of the majority of the population, but agricultur...

  • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle manuscript C

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half 11th century–2nd half 12th century

    The third oldest version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is known as ‘Manuscript C’. It is traditionally thought to have be...

  • Antidotarium and medical recipes

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 11th century

    This early collection of medical recipes includes prayers to God, the Creator of man, and of ‘all the trees, plants and ...

  • Beowulf

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1000

    Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest....

  • Boethius in Old English

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-10th century–second half of 12th century

    Shortly before he was executed for treason in the mid-520s, the Roman administrator Boethius wrote a dialogue in prose a...

  • Bosworth Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the tenth century

    Like the majority of biblical books in Western Christendom, the texts of this Psalter are in Latin. They comprise one of...

  • 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...

  • Charter of King Æthelstan

    Manuscript Created date: 931

    This charter served as the title-deed for land at Ham, in Wiltshire. It was granted to a nobleman called Wulfgar by King...

  • Cicero, Aratea with scholia

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century–1st quarter of the 12th century

    Cicero’s Aratea is an astronomical treatise describing the constellations, and this work is a Latin translation of the P...

  • Computus collection including Byrhtferth of Ramsey...

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

    The Enchiridion (Handbook) by Byrhtferth of Ramsey Abbey (fl. c. 986–c. 1016) is a commentary on the computus, covering ...

  • Coronation Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter 9th century–1st quarter 10th century

    The first king of the English, Æthelstan (reigned 924–939), was a generous patron to churches, granting them relics, lan...

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–mid 12th century

    The Eadui Psalter is named after its probable scribe and artist, Eadwig (Eadui) Basan. Eadwig was a monk at Christ Churc...

  • Ecgberht Pontifical

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-10th century

    During the Middle Ages as now, there were a number of liturgical books that were designed to be used by specific ranks o...