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  • 14th-century pilgrim's travel guide

    Manuscript

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

  • Aldhelm's Riddles

    Manuscript

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

  • Collection of homilies

    Manuscript

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

  • Early printed extracts of Margery Kempe's Book

    Printed Book

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

  • Felix's Life of Guthlac

    Manuscript

    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

    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

    In one of the first images in the Holkham Bible Picture Book we find an image of the Fall, the series of events (describ...

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

    Manuscript

    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

    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

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

  • New Minster Liber vitae

    Manuscript

    The purpose of a 'Book of Life' (or 'Liber Vitae'), was to record the names of members and friends of monasteries or con...

  • Old English Orosius

    Manuscript

    In 410 the Visigoths, a Germanic tribe led by King Alaric (r. 395–410), entered the city of Rome and spent three days pi...

  • Osbern of Canterbury, Life of St Dunstan

    Manuscript

    Osbern (b. c. 1050, d. c. 1090) was an English monk of Christ Church, Canterbury, known for writing a Life of Archbishop...

  • Prudentius, Psychomachia

    Manuscript

    Prudentius’s Psychomachia, which means ‘Battle of the Soul’, is the first fully allegorical work in the European literar...