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  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: Late 13th century

    An early Book of Hours from England. Popular in the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, Books of Hours were pra...

  • 16th-century Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1500

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

  • A collection of Shaker hymns

    Book

    This is the first published collection of Shaker hymns, written and collated to convey the Shaker religious philosophy t...

  • A third century fragment from Gospel of Thomas

    Papyrus Created date: end of the 2nd century–3rd century

    Unearthed in the rubbish tips of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, south of Cairo, this fragment from a papyrus...

  • Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Manuscript annotation Created date: c. 1500

    An opulent object, with nearly fifty illustrations, this Book of Hours once belonged to Anne Boleyn (d. 1536), King Henr...

  • Arma Christi prayer roll

    Manuscript, Scroll, Vellum roll Created date: 2nd quarter of the fifteenth century

    One of ten surviving late-medieval rolls containing the Middle English prayer-poem ‘O Vernicle’. The prayer-poem ‘O V...

  • Beaufort Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1411–1415 and c.1425–1443

    The Beaufort/Beauchamp Hours is a composite volume of parts made at different times. It evolved into its present form du...

  • Bedford Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1410–1430

    A lavishly illuminated Book of Hours, gifted to Henry VI by the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. The Bedford Hours is regar...

  • Burney Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 10th-12th century

    This beautifully illuminated copy of the Greek Gospels was created in two stages. The text was copied out in the 2nd hal...

  • Carthusian miscellany

    Manuscript Created date: 1460–1500

    The religious order of monks and nuns known as the Carthusians were founded by St Bruno of Cologne (d. 1104) in 1084. Th...

  • Codex Alexandrinus

    Manuscript Created date: 5th century

    Copied in the 5th century, Codex Alexandrinus is one of the three early Greek manuscripts that preserve both the Old and...

  • Codex Sinaiticus

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 4th century–3rd quarter of the 4th century

    Despite its rather austere appearance, Codex Sinaiticus is a treasure beyond price. Produced in the middle of the 4th ce...

  • Coldingham Breviary

    Manuscript, Manuscript Created date: c. 1270–1280

    A 13th-century breviary. Made for the Benedictine priory of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Coldingham, Berwickshire, this h...

  • Coverdale New Testament with manuscript dedication...

    Book, Illustration, Manuscript annotation

    This is a copy of Myles Coverdale’s 1538 translation of the New Testament in sextodecimo format. It is incomplete, lacki...

  • De Lisle Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1308–40

    Taken from the De Lisle Psalter, this illustration tells the moral story The Three Living and the Three Dead in which th...