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  • Benedictional of St Æthelwold

    Manuscript Created date: 963-984

    The Benedictional of St Æthelwold

  • Binham hoard

    Jewellery Created date: 6th century or earlier

    The Binham hoard was discovered by metal-detectorists between 2003 and 2015. It is the largest collection of gold from 6...

  • Book of Durrow

    Manuscript Created date: c. 700

    The Book of Durrow contains the four Gospels, each of which is preceded by carpet pages and the evangelist symbols. The ...

  • Bury Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century

    In its original state, the Bury Gospels must have been one of the most richly decorated books produced in 11th-century E...

  • Codex Bigotianus (first of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 8th century

    Gospel readings are a fundamental part of the Mass, and therefore Gospel-books were among the most essential possessions...

  • Collection of homilies

    Manuscript Created date: Mid 9th century-12th century

    Most sermons (or homilies) in this collection are copies of earlier ones in Old English. But this one is different. It i...

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–mid 12th century

    The Eadui Psalter is named after its probable scribe and artist, Eadwig (Eadui) Basan. Eadwig was a monk at Christ Churc...

  • Earliest Durham gospel-book

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 7th century

    This fragmentary manuscript is widely thought to be the earliest example in the sequence of decorated Insular gospel-boo...

  • Earliest English charter

    Manuscript Created date: 679

    This is the earliest example to survive in its original form, on a single sheet of parchment.

  • Echternach Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: c. 700

    The monastery of Echternach, now in Luxembourg, was founded by the Northumbrian monk, Willibrord (b. 658, d. 739), in 69...

  • Gildas's The Ruin of Britain

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-10th century

    Prior to the 7th century, very few sources survive for our knowledge of early British and Anglo-Saxon history. The prima...

  • 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...

  • Illuminated Psalter from Winchester

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 11th century

    In this copy of the Psalms, made in Winchester, the first and second text divisions are enhanced by full-page images in...

  • Judith of Flanders Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: second half of the 11th century

    One of the most spectacular books that belonged to a woman in early medieval England is this extraordinary gospel-book n...

  • Law-code of King Æthelberht of Kent

    Manuscript Created date: 1122–1124

    The law-code of the first Christian king of Kent, Æthelberht (died 616), is both the first piece of English law and the...