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  • 16th-century Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    The character of Death was regularly personified within medieval culture, and the message was usually clear: death would...

  • Carthusian miscellany

    Manuscript

    The religious order of monks and nuns known as the Carthusians were founded by St Bruno of Cologne (d. 1104) in 1084. Th...

  • Dunois Hours

    Manuscript

    A highly decorated French Book of Hours, commissioned by Jean d’Orléans (d. 1471), Count of Dunois. Among the bo...

  • French 15th-century Book of Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    A French Book of Hours, produced in Paris in the early 15th century. Books of hours were the most popular books for la...

  • Hours of the Umfray Family

    Manuscript

    Books of Hours were often made to order by professional scribes and illuminators in Paris in the 14th and 15th century....

  • Mortuary roll of Lucy of Hedingham

    Manuscript

    Made between 1225 and 1230, this manuscript is believed to be the earliest illustrated English mortuary roll. It was cre...

  • St Omer Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    The Last Judgement was believed to be the moment at the end of time when souls would leave Purgatory and be transferred...