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Lindisfarne Gospels: Back on Display in the Sir John Ritblat Treasures Gallery

We are delighted to announce that the Lindisfarne Gospels is now back on display in the Sir John Ritblat Treasures Gallery. Decorated letters and words at the beginning of Jerome’s preface to the Gospels...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 Oct 2016

An African Abbot in Anglo-Saxon England

To commemorate Black History Month in the United Kingdom, today we tell the story of one of the first Africans to visit Anglo-Saxon England. The man in question was Hadrian (d. 709), the abbot of St Peter’s...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 Oct 2016

Wonders of Thread: The V&A’s Opus Anglicanum Exhibition

Until 5 February 2017, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is providing a unique opportunity to view some of the most incredible survivals of pre-modern art in Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 Oct 2016

Fire, Fire! The Tragic Burning of the Cotton Library

2016 has been a year of anniversaries, some of them more notable than others. Already this year we have commemorated 350 years since the Great Fire of London (1666), the 950th anniversary of the Battle...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 Oct 2016

Note to Self: Readers Writing in Greek Manuscripts

The stories we can tell about manuscripts are not only limited to the texts and images found within them. For as long as books have existed, readers and owners have written notes in them. Sometimes these...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 Oct 2016

Remembering Assandun with Emma

It has been a busy week of anniversaries of early medievalists with an interest in north-western Europe. Last week was the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. This week starts off with the anniversary...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 18 Oct 2016

And Always After That It Grew Much Worse

14 October 2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. It is sometimes said that ‘winners write the history books’. However, some recently digitised accounts of the Battle of Hastings...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 13 Oct 2016

England and France, 700-1200: Manuscripts from the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the British Library

We are delighted to announce a new project to open up further the unparalleled collections of illuminated manuscripts held by the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. In a ground-breaking...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 12 Oct 2016

Changing the Script

The scripts found in Greek manuscripts can be seriously daunting for a newcomer. Not only do they have the usual barriers found in manuscripts of all languages — their divergence from printed fonts,...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 11 Oct 2016

New Content on Our Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

The British Library's Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts is a fantastic resource for anyone wishing to discover the richness and diversity of medieval manuscript illumination. We're delighted to report...

Die Another Day? The Vita Haroldi at Waltham Abbey

14 October 2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and the beginning of the Norman Conquest of England. One of the most iconic but also most debated parts of that battle was the death...

Reading and Writing Greek in Britain

The Greek language has a long history in the British Isles. The earliest surviving examples of Greek text found in Britain date from its days as a Roman province, on multi-lingual curse tablets now held...

Valerius Maximus: A Handbook for the Roman Arriviste?

In Rome in AD 31, Valerius Maximus finished his collection of almost a thousand stories from the Roman world. It was a time of great change and uncertainty, but also the beginning of a new era, as the...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 30 Sep 2016

Every People Under Heaven

A major new exhibition on the art of medieval Jerusalem opens this week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Entitled Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven, the exhibition brings together...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 Sep 2016

The Ceolfrith Leaves Are 1300 Years Old

25 September 2016 marks the 1300th anniversary of the death of Abbot Ceolfrith of the Anglo-Saxon monastery at Wearmouth-Jarrow. This means that three sets of fragments in the British Library have had...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 Sep 2016

British Libraries: The Panizzi Lectures 2016

Every year since 1985, the British Library has hosted a series of lectures on the history of the book. These lectures are known as the Panizzi lectures in honour of Sir Anthony Panizzi (1797–1879), an...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 Sep 2016

Snakes, Mandrakes and Centaurs: Medieval Herbal Now Online

Cannabis can be used to treat swollen breasts. The urine of a child has wrinkle-busting properties. Fern, mixed with wine, is a good treatment for wounds. (Sounds promising, although I might go easy on...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 16 Sep 2016

Palimpsests: The Art of Medieval Recycling

The art of recycling — re-using waste materials to reduce consumption of fresh raw materials — may seem alien in a medieval context. Yet when it comes to writing, past peoples were often much more...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 14 Sep 2016

Greek Manuscripts Conference

A reminder for your diaries, for everyone who is interested in Greek and Byzantine manuscript culture. The British Library is holding a day conference on our Greek manuscripts on 19 September 2016, featuring...

Guess the Manuscript Returns

It's been a while since we asked you to "guess the manuscript", that fun game for all the family. This medieval manuscript is found, in full, on the British Library's Digitised Manuscripts site....

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