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  • 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 moral tracts

    Manuscript

    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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • South English Legendary

    Manuscript

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...