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  • Christine de Pizan, The Book of the Queen

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1410–14

    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 Created date: c. 1400

    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 Created date: c. 1290

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

  • Golf Book

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1540

    The Golf Book is a Book of Hours, made in Bruges during the early 1540s. The book’s calendar gives the manuscript its re...

  • Guide to women's health

    Manuscript Created date: 15th century

    A 15th-century Middle English pamphlet has been bound into this manuscript, an alphabetised handbook of medical definiti...

  • Harley Froissart

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1470–72

    Jean Froissart’s Chronicles were one of the most popular historical works of the late medieval period. Covering the peri...

  • Jean d'Arras, Roman de Mélusine

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1450

    The Roman de Mélusine (The Story of Mélusine) is a tale by the 14th-century French writer Jean d’Arras. It...

  • Jean Froissart, Chronicles

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 15th century

    Jean Froissart’s Chronicles are an important narrative source for the history of western Europe in the 14th century. Rel...

  • 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...

  • Lady Jane Grey's prayer book

    Book, Manuscript, Prayer book Created date: c. 1539–1544

    At midday on 12 February 1554, Lady Jane Grey crossed the Tower of London to face her execution. According to an account...

  • 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...

  • Luttrell Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: c. 1325–40

    This celebrated manuscript was commissioned by a wealthy landowner, Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, in the first half of the 14th...

  • Shaftesbury Psalter

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

    The book of Psalms was at the heart of medieval spirituality, and books containing them survive in more copies than any...

  • Smithfield Decretals

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1340

    The Smithfield Decretals is a copy of the glossed Decretals of Pope Gregory IX (r. 1227–1241), renowned for its extraord...

  • The Ancient History of the Romans

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1400

    Once housed in the Old Royal Library, this manuscript contains a copy of two influential French prose texts, known toget...