Dr Eleanor Jackson

A photo of Ellie Jackson before the King's Tower.
Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts, Western Heritage Collections
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

Eleanor Jackson gained her PhD in History of Art at the University of York in 2017, where her thesis focused on Insular pocket gospel books. She joined the British Library in 2018 as Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts in the medieval manuscripts section. She is an editor and regular contributor to the British Library’s Medieval Manuscripts blog. In 2022 she was co-curator of the British Library exhibition Gold: 50 Spectacular Manuscripts from around the World



Eleanor Jackson, The Lindisfarne Gospels: Art, History & Inspiration (London: British Library, 2022).

Eleanor Jackson, Annabel Teh Gallop and Kathleen Doyle (eds), Gold: Spectacular Manuscripts from Around the World (London: British Library, 2022).

Claire Breay and Joanna Story with Eleanor Jackson (eds), Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Cultures and Connections (Dublin: Four Courts, 2021). 


'A Gold Girdle Book and its Connection with Anne Boleyn', eBLJ (2022), Article 11.

'Pursuing the Percys: the original owners of the Percy Psalter-Hours', Journal of Medieval History, 48:4 (2022), 524-45.

'Reading the way to the Heavenly Jerusalem in the Book of Armagh', Peritia, 32 (2021), 97-114. 

PhD Thesis

To hold infinity in the palm of your hand: the Insular pocket gospel books re-evaluated, PhD thesis, University of York (2017).