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  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    An early Book of Hours from England. Popular in the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, Books of Hours were pra...

  • Anglo-Saxon miscellany

    Manuscript

    The world beyond England was a source of continuing curiosity for the Anglo-Saxons, as is particularly evident in this m...

  • Arma Christi prayer roll

    Manuscript, Scroll, Vellum roll

    One of ten surviving late-medieval rolls containing the Middle English prayer-poem ‘O Vernicle’. The prayer-poem ‘O V...

  • Aviary and bestiary

    Manuscript

    An illustrated aviary (or text about birds) appears in this manuscript, which was made in Northern France during the 13t...

  • Beaufort Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    The Beaufort/Beauchamp Hours is a composite volume of parts made at different times. It evolved into its present form du...

  • Bedford Hours

    Manuscript

    A lavishly illuminated Book of Hours, gifted to Henry VI by the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. The Bedford Hours is regar...

  • Bestiary, with extracts from Gerald of Wales

    Manuscript

    A bestiary contains Christian allegorical lessons based on the characteristics and habits of animals found in nature and...

  • Bestiary with theological texts

    Manuscript

    A bestiary made in northern England, early in the 13th century, a direct copy of the Worskop Bestiary (New York, Pierpon...

  • Bible of William of Devon

    Manuscript

    Made in England around the middle of the 13th century, this grand illustrated manuscript includes the entire Bible in on...

  • Charles d'Orleans, Poetry

    Manuscript

    Charles d’Orleans (d. 1465), cousin of the French king, was captured at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and spent 25 yea...

  • Christine de Pizan, The Book of the Queen

    Manuscript

    Christine de Pizan (b. 1364, d. 1430) was the first professional woman author in Europe. Writing in the French language,...

  • Cocharelli, Treatise on the Seven Vices

    Manuscript

    27 leaves and fragments, housed in three different collections, are all that survives of a work known as the ‘Cocharelli...

  • Collection of moral tracts

    Manuscript

    The Cistercian nunnery of Notre-Dame-la-Royale at Maubuisson in France probably commissioned this collection of tracts a...

  • Dante's Inferno

    Manuscript

    Numerous graphic illustrations of the torments and inhabitants of Hell have been painted in the margins of this copy of ...

  • De Lisle Psalter

    Manuscript

    Taken from the De Lisle Psalter, this illustration tells the moral story The Three Living and the Three Dead in which th...