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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...

  • Alfred Jewel

    Jewellery

    The Alfred Jewel is one of the most celebrated objects surviving from Anglo-Saxon England. Inscribed +ÆFLRED MEC HEHT GE...

  • 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground', the original ma...

    Manuscript, Fair copy, Artwork, Image

    Reverend Charles Dodgson was a mathematics tutor at Christ Church, Oxford in 1856 when he first met Alice Liddell and he...

  • Anglo-Saxon justice in the Old English Hexateuch

    Manuscript, Illustration

    As the earliest copy in English of part of the Old Testament and with over 400 illustrations, this manuscript is both re...

  • Asser's Life of King Alfred

    Manuscript

    The Life of King Alfred by Bishop Asser is the earliest known source about an Anglo-Saxon king, a king often known today...

  • Bestiary, with extracts from Gerald of Wales

    Manuscript

    A bestiary contains Christian allegorical lessons based on the characteristics and habits of animals found in nature and...

  • 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...

  • 'History of England': Austen juvenilia

    Manuscript, Fair copy, Artwork, Image

    Jane Austen’s ‘The History of England’ is a comic account of England from Henry IV to Charles I as told by ‘a partial, p...

  • Illustration from a 1975 edition of Beowulf

    Illustration, Image

    This striking monochrome illustration, created in 1975 by Vladimir Noskov, is just one example of how artists have respo...

  • Junius Manuscript

    Manuscript

    The Junius Manuscript is one of the four most significant manuscripts of Old English verse, which contain the vast major...

  • Laȝamon's Roman de Brut

    Manuscript

    Laȝamon’s Brut is a translation and reworking of an earlier text, Roman de Brut, written by Wace in around 1155. The Rom...

  • Le Morte Darthur

    Manuscript

    This sole surviving manuscript copy of Thomas Malory’s version of the legends of King Arthur and his Knights was made wi...

  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    Written and illustrated probably by Eadfrith, Bishop of Lindisfarne from 698 to 721, the Lindisfarne Gospels is amongst...

  • Manuscript of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'Kubla Kha...

    Manuscript, Fair copy

    In 1797 the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) was staying at Nether Stowey in Somerset, near Dorothy and William ...