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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Osbern of Canterbury, Life of St Dunstan

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1090–Early 12th century

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

  • South English Legendary

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 15th century

    The Life of Guthlac from the South English Legendary The South English Legendary is a collection of saints’ lives in rhy...

  • The Book of Margery Kempe

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1440

    The Book of Margery Kempe is the earliest autobiography in English.  Margery Kempe lived in the East Anglian town of Lyn...

  • The Book of the City of Ladies

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1410 – c. 1414

    This beautifully decorated manuscript, known as ‘The Book of the Queen’, contains the work of one of the most compelling...

  • The Lays and Fables of Marie de France

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 13th century

    Marie de France is one of the most intriguing figures in medieval European literature. She is one of the first recorded...

  • The Legend of Good Women

    Manuscript, Printed Book Created date: 1450–1500

    The Legend of Good Women is one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s longer poems (the third longest, in fact). He wrote it after he wr...

  • The Long Text of Julian of Norwich's Revelations o...

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1675

    In May 1373, a woman took to her bed, believing that she was shortly going to die. She was 30 years old. To offer her co...

  • The Short Text of Julian of Norwich's Revelations ...

    Manuscript

    In May 1373, a woman took to her bed, believing that she was shortly going to die. She was 30 years old. To offer her co...

  • Tremulous Hand

    Manuscript

    The ‘Tremulous Hand’ is the name given to a 13th-century annotator who made notes in manuscripts that were originally st...