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  • 14th-century pilgrim's travel guide

    Manuscript Created date: first half of the 14th century

    This is a 700-year-old traveller’s guidebook: a practical manual for pilgrims walking St James’s Way to Santiago de Comp...

  • 14th-century Wycliffite Bible

    Manuscript Created date: 1375–1425

    This is a manuscript copy of the ‘Wycliffite Bible’ – the first complete copy of the Bible in the English language. Why...

  • Aldhelm's Riddles

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century – early 11th century

    Aldhelm’s Latin verse Enigmata or Riddles was widely read and studied in the Middle Ages, both in England and on the Con...

  • Ancrene Wisse

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1200

    In the early 13th century, three sisters decided to each have themselves walled up inside a cell. They chose to live alo...

  • Benedictional of St Æthelwold

    Manuscript Created date: 963-984

    The Benedictional of St Æthelwold

  • Collection of homilies

    Manuscript Created date: Mid 9th century-12th century

    Most sermons (or homilies) in this collection are copies of earlier ones in Old English. But this one is different. It i...

  • 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...

  • Early printed extracts of Margery Kempe's Book

    Printed Book Created date: 1521

    A shorte treatyse of contemplacyon, by Margery Kempe In September 1934 an extraordinary discovery was made. While looki...

  • Felix's Life of Guthlac

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of 10th century

    This manuscript is a copy of the Life of Guthlac by the East Anglian monk, Felix. Falling within the genre of hagiograph...

  • Gutenberg Bible

    Printed Book

    Johann Gutenberg’s Bible is probably the most famous Bible in the world. It is the earliest full-scale work printed in E...

  • Guthlac Roll

    Vellum roll Created date: 1175-1215

    This manuscript is known as the Guthlac Roll. It is a long, thin strip of parchment which contains 18 ink ‘roundels’ – c...

  • 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’s The Lives of Saints Edmund and Frem...

    Manuscript Created date: 1434–1439

    In 1433–34, the 12-year-old King Henry VI spent Christmas until Easter at the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. To ce...

  • Junius Manuscript

    Manuscript Created date: The manuscript was made in two segments – one part was made c.1000 and the other in the 1st half of the 11th century

    The Junius Manuscript is one of the four most significant manuscripts of Old English verse, which contain the vast major...

  • Narratio Metrica de Sancti Swithuno

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century

    The Narratio Metrica de Sancti Swithuno by Wulfstan of Winchester is the longest surviving Latin poem written in England...