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  • 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...

  • Alfred Jewel

    Jewellery Created date: Late 9th century

    The Alfred Jewel is one of the most celebrated objects surviving from Anglo-Saxon England. Inscribed +ÆFLRED MEC HEHT GE...

  • Asser's Life of King Alfred

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 16th century

    The Life of King Alfred by Bishop Asser is the earliest known source about an Anglo-Saxon king, a king often known today...

  • Beowulf

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1000

    Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest....

  • Bestiary, with extracts from Gerald of Wales

    Manuscript Created date: Late 12th-century–early 13th century

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

  • Everyman, a morality play

    Printed book

    This is a rare copy of a famous morality play called The somonynge of every man, first written in the late medieval pe...

  • Exeter Book

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 10th century

    The Exeter Book, which belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral, is one of the four most significant verse ma...

  • 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...

  • Fresco depicting a Danse Macabre

    Fresco Created date: 15th century

    A detail from a fresco (wall painting) depicting a Danse Macabre, found inside a church in France (Kernascleden, Brittan...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Laȝamon's Roman de Brut

    Manuscript Created date: 1250–1300, possibly after 1275

    Laȝamon’s Brut is a translation and reworking of an earlier text, Roman de Brut, written by Wace in around 1155. The Rom...

  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: c. 700

    The Lindisfarne Gospels has long been acclaimed as the most spectacular manuscript to survive from Anglo-Saxon England....

  • Marvels of the East

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century or 1st quarter of the 11th century

    Written in Old English, The Marvels of the East is part travel guide, part quasi-zoological description, based on the Li...

  • Medieval English wall painting from St Stephen's C...

    Tempera on stone Created date: c. 1350–63

    A fragment of the 14th-century medieval wall painting from St Stephen's Chapel, the royal chapel located in Westminster...