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  • A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

    Book

    Published in 1929, Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One's Own is a key work of feminist literary criticism. Written after she ...

  • Areopagitica by John Milton, 1644

    Book, Quarto

    This controversial pamphlet, entitled Areopagitica was written by John Milton in 1644. It argues against the censorship...

  • Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1450

    The Divine Comedy begins with the meeting between Dante and Virgil, the ancient Roman poet, in a dark wood, represented...

  • Engraved plate from The Devils Cabinet-Councell wi...

    Engraving, Image, Illustration

    Following his Civil War victory, Oliver Cromwell was declared Lord Protector of the Commonwealth in 1653. But after the...

  • 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...

  • John Lydgate, The Fall of Princes

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1450–1460

    In this iconic scene, described in Genesis, the first book of the Christian Bible, the serpent tricks Eve into disobeyin...

  • John Martin's illustrations for Paradise Lost, 182...

    Book, Quarto, Illustration, Image

    When Romantic artist John Martin (1789–1854) turned to illustrate John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667), he produced a s...

  • John Milton's commonplace book

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1630–1650

    This is John Milton’s commonplace book ‒ a handwritten compilation of quotes and notes from the books that he was readin...

  • John Milton's early notes on Paradise Lost as a pl...

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    This highly valued manuscript, owned by Trinity College, Cambridge, is John Milton’s working notebook. It has early note...

  • John Milton's family Bible

    Book, Quarto, Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    This Bible once belonged to the poet John Milton (1608–1674). The book reveals signs of regular use, with torn and worn-...

  • John Milton's Paradise Lost

    Book

    John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost was first published in 1667. This copy was printed in 1668, with an adapted titl...

  • King Charles I's copy of Shakespeare

    Book, Folio, Manuscript annotation

    This unique copy of Shakespeare’s plays from Windsor Castle library contains notes by King Charles I (1600–1649) in neat...

  • King James Bible, 1611

    Printed Book, Book

    The King James, or Authorised, Version of the Bible remains the most widely published text in the English language. It w...

  • Milton's publishing contract for Paradise Lost

    Manuscript Created date: 27 April 1667

    This is the earliest known example of a contract between an English author and their publisher. It records John Milton’s...

  • Petrarch, Opuscula varia

    Manuscript Created date: 1398

    Petrarch (d. 1374) is widely considered the father of Renaissance humanism, a cultural movement characterized by a renew...