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  • 15th-century Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    Illustrations of Hell acted as constant reminders for the medieval population that their behaviour on Earth would determ...

  • 16th-century Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    The character of Death was regularly personified within medieval culture, and the message was usually clear: death would...

  • Carthusian miscellany

    Manuscript

    Taken from the preface of The Disputacione betwyx the Body and the Wormes, this image depicts a transi tomb, a tomb that...

  • De Lisle Psalter

    Manuscript

    This is an illustration of the moral story The Three Living and the Three Dead in which three figures, often aristocrati...

  • Dunois Hours

    Manuscript

    Medieval Christians hoped for a ‘good’ death, ideally at home in bed surrounded by family with a priest administering th...

  • Hours of the Umfray Family

    Manuscript

    Books of Hours were often made to order by professional scribes and illuminators in Paris in the 14th and 15th century....

  • Mortuary roll of Lucy of Hedingham

    Manuscript

    Made between 1225 and 1230, this manuscript is believed to be the earliest illustrated English mortuary roll. It was cre...