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  • Christine de Pizan, The Book of the Queen

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1410–14

    Christine de Pizan (b. 1364, d. 1430) was the first professional woman author in Europe. Writing in the French language,...

  • Cocharelli, Treatise on the Seven Vices

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1400

    27 leaves and fragments, housed in three different collections, are all that survives of a work known as the ‘Cocharelli...

  • 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...

  • Guide to women's health

    Manuscript Created date: 15th century

    A 15th-century Middle English pamphlet has been bound into this manuscript, an alphabetised handbook of medical definiti...

  • Jean d'Arras, Roman de Mélusine

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1450

    The Roman de Mélusine (The Story of Mélusine) is a tale by the 14th-century French writer Jean d’Arras. It...

  • John Lydgate, The Fall of Princes

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1450–1460

    In this iconic scene, described in Genesis, the first book of the Christian Bible, the serpent tricks Eve into disobeyin...

  • Luttrell Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: c. 1325–40

    This celebrated manuscript was commissioned by a wealthy landowner, Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, in the first half of the 14th...

  • Queen Mary Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1310–20

    The Queen Mary Psalter is one of the most extensively illustrated biblical manuscripts ever produced, containing over 10...

  • Shaftesbury Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 12th century

    The book of Psalms was at the heart of medieval spirituality, and books containing them survive in more copies than any...

  • The Ancient History of the Romans

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1400

    Once housed in the Old Royal Library, this manuscript contains a copy of two influential French prose texts, known toget...

  • The Wedding of King Edward II and Isabella of Fran...

    Manuscript Created date: 1471-1483

    On 25 January 1308, in Boulogne, northern France, a French princess aged only 12 – the daughter of King Phillip IV (1268...