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  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript

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

  • 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

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

  • Admiral Lord Nelson’s Battle of Trafalgar Memorand...

    Letter, Manuscript

    On 9 October 1805, twelve days before the Battle of Trafalgar, naval officer Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) sen...

  • Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Manuscript annotation

    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

    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

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

  • Burney Gospels

    Manuscript

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

  • Captain Scott's diary, volume 3

    Diary, Manuscript

    Robert Falcon Scott (1868 - 1912) and his four companions reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, just one month afte...

  • Chinese oracle bone

    Bones

    Oracle bones were used for divination over three thousand years ago in ancient China and they are among the oldest items...

  • Christabel Pankhurst in Daily Graphic

    Newspaper

    Christabel Pankhurst, together with her mother Emmeline and sister Sylvia, was one of the leaders of the women’s suffrag...

  • Codex Alexandrinus

    Manuscript

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

  • Codex Sinaiticus

    Manuscript

    Codex Sinaiticus is a priceless treasure. Copied around the middle of the fourth century, in the south-eastern Mediterra...

  • Coldingham Breviary

    Manuscript, Manuscript

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

  • Coverdale Bible

    Printed book

    A 1535 copy of Miles Coverdale’s translation of the Bible. Was Coverdale’s Bible illegal? Following the publication of...