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Mourning the tall

Extended perspective Horae ad usum Turonensem Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2015

Magna res

S. Hieronymus Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2015

Corrigendum

I count six different colors of text. Marcus Fabius Quintilianus , Declamationes novemdecim Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2015

T time

Epistola Valentini ad B. Aug. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2015

Guess the Manuscript With A Difference

Today we're playing Guess the Manuscript with a difference. Normally you can find the answer on the British Library's Digitised Manuscripts site, but that... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 12 April 2015

Reacting to Medieval Reactions

In mid-March a new Twitter account came into being: @MedievalReacts[View the story "Reacting to Medieval Reactions" on Storify] read more »
From: Medieval News on 11 April 2015

Changes Are Underway at postmedieval

by EILEEN JOYAs mentioned in a previous post, changes are underway at postmedieval (now entering its sixth year of publication, and with exciting special... read more »
From: In the Middle on 10 April 2015

Book on a Stick

Both medieval manuscripts and their modern counterparts are designed to accommodate human readers. Our two hands can keep an open book under... read more »
From: medievalbooks on 10 April 2015

Introducing the Irish plea rolls.

What are the Irish plea rolls? Simply put, plea rolls are court records. They include a summary of judicial cases, verdicts and the punishments or awards... read more »
From: Irish Plea Rolls on 10 April 2015

Pictures At An Exhibition

If you've been down to our Magna Carta exhibition, you may have realised that it's not just a show about books and documents. Among the exhibits are no... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 10 April 2015

Guest blog 4: History is my business... and yours. by Nat Cohen

Welcome to the fourth of our guest blogs, written upon the subject 'what does history/heritage mean to you'. This week I am delighted to welcome a contribution... read more »

The erased history of Queen Waldrada

A version of this read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 9 April 2015

FRENCH BREAD HISTORY: Early medieval bread

By the time the Franks read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 9 April 2015

Brian

Sheen Palace, London, Saturday 6 June 1389 In the presence of King Richard, Queen Anne, members of the court, and commoners In celebration of the... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 9 April 2015

An early Anglo-Saxon pot from the Greetwell villa-palace

A previous entry on this blog included a discussion of the villa-palace at Greetwell Fields, located just to the east of Lincoln, thought to have potentially... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 8 April 2015

The Trial of Queen Caroline

Today we continue our series of blogposts featuring items in our major current exhibition, Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy. Don't forget that the exhibition... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 8 April 2015

Meat and Sympathy and the Uses of the Past

by KARL STEELVery pleased to have attended the Shakespeare Association in Vancouver last weekend, where I was part of a pair of seminars on animals organized... read more »
From: In the Middle on 7 April 2015

A Giant from Our Collections: The Stavelot Bible

Historiated initial 'I' ('In principio'), at the beginning of Genesis, fully painted and gilded, with roundels containing scenes relating to Genesis and... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 7 April 2015

White vines in knots

S. Ambrosius Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 6 April 2015

Song and Dance

Troparium et prosarium Sancti Martialis Lemovicensis Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 5 April 2015

The Divine Comedy Now Online

For those who enjoyed our blogposts on Dante read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 5 April 2015

'Open w

The Harrowing of Hell (BL Cotton Nero C IV, f. 24) The Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Day, between Christ's death and his resurrection, was traditionally... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 4 April 2015

Mary at the Foot of the Cross

Apologies for my absence. Personal circumstances since the end of 2013 have made it difficult to keep up with postings on here. I hope, however, to be... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 3 April 2015

Easter and Co-ordinating Time in the Early Middle Ages

How do you co-ordinate communities effectively without modern technology? It is a well-repeated factlet that time only became properly uniform with canal... read more »
From: merovingianworld on 3 April 2015

'O sinful man, give me thine heart'

The Crucifixion in a 15th-century Book of Hours (BL Sloane 2321, f.111v) Reuert, reuert, reuert, reuert; O synfull man, geve me thyn hert. Haue myende... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 3 April 2015

Side i

Many of the preceding initials in this volume are historiated with scenes from the life of Christ. This i looks like it may have been designed to accommodate... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 3 April 2015

Beatus vir

Breviarium ad usum Parisiense [dit Br read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 3 April 2015

Persian Sybil

Diurnal de Ren read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 3 April 2015

Blue words

Diurnal de Ren read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 3 April 2015

Pharoah

Diurnal de Ren read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 3 April 2015

Magna Carta: The Reviews Are In!

We've been delighted by the reviews that we have received for our Magna Carta exhibition, on show at the British Library until 1 September 2015. We're... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 3 April 2015

Musca pictura

A nice little slew of deadlines have successfully been met and thus an hour's play with an old friend opens up. The fly that sits (oh my goodness, where?)... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 2 April 2015

White vines and dots

Collectio Quinquaginta homiliarum. — Caesarius Arelatensis. — Augustinus. — Paulinus Aquileiensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 2 April 2015

A Calendar Page for April 2015

To find out more about the London Rothschild Hours, take a look at our post A Calendar Page for January 2015. Calendar page for April, with decorative... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 2 April 2015

TODAY: Whan That Aprille Day 2015 #WhanThatAprilleDay15

by JONATHAN HSYImage search results for #WhanThatAprilleDay15 on twitter (11:20am EST). For current images, go here.Hey ITM readers! TODAY is... read more »
From: In the Middle on 1 April 2015

DMNES joins the Dictionary Society of North America

The DMNES is pleased to join the Dictionary Society of North America, an organization formed in 1975 to bring together people interested in dictionary... read more »

Hello world!

Hello and welcome to the Medieval Bilingual England blog! This blog is connected to the Bilingual Thesaurus of Medieval England project, based at Birmingham... read more »
From: Medieval Bilingual England on 1 April 2015

'Eastermona

April in BL Lansdowne 383, f. 4v On the first of April, let's see how the month is described in the poem known as the Old English Menologium, which is... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 1 April 2015

'Nolo mortem peccatoris'

BL Harley 1892, f. 1v Hec sunt verba Saluatoris: 'Nolo mortem peccatoris.' Haue mynde for the how I was borne, How with scourges my flesshe was torne, And... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 1 April 2015

Larks and Quails

Today is read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 1 April 2015

Evangelical conversation

Nicolaus de Lyra, Postilla litteralis in Biblia. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 April 2015