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A Calendar Page for October 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for October...

A Calendar Page for September 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for September...

A Calendar Page for August 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for August...

Manuscript the Tube

Some time ago I was alone in the office on a Friday evening and was left in charge of the @BLMedieval Twitter account. This is sometimes dangerous. Among my sillier inventions is the hashtag #WodewoseWednesday,...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 14 Jul 2016

A Calendar Page for July 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for July from...

‘I Am an Antichrist’: Demons, Vices and Punks

The British Library’s new free exhibition, Punk 1976-78 is now open to the public (until 2 October 2016). This exhibition examines Punk’s influence on music, fashion, print and politics in the 40 years...

A Calendar Page for June 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for June from...

Size Matters

The British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts website reveals a number of remarkable things in the text and decoration of over 1460 complete manuscripts (and counting). One thing Digitised Manuscripts...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 May 2016

Florimont, Flower of the World, Grandfather of Alexander the Great

The Cycle of Alexander the Great, a group of stories surrounding the great hero of antiquity, is dealt with at length in H.L.D. Ward’s Catalogue of Romances in the British Museum, along with other legends...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 10 May 2016

A Calendar Page for May 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for May from...

1000th Anniversary of the Death of Æthelred the Unready

Today marks the 1000th anniversary of the death of King Æthelred II (reigned 978-1016). Æthelred II—often nicknamed Æthelred the ‘Unready’, from the Old English word for 'ill-advised'—has not...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 Apr 2016

A Firsthand Experience: Great Writers' Handwriting

Christian Dior once claimed that one could tell more about a person from her perfume than from her handwriting, but we in the Medieval Manuscripts section at the British Library would disagree, particularly...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 Apr 2016

Everything’s Coming Up (Roman de la) Roses

Spring is in the air and April is upon us, so it is high time for a floral gift to our readers. Here it is: all 14 of our Roman de la Rose manuscripts have now been fully digitised and are or will soon...

Isidore of Seville's Etymologies: Who's Your Daddy?

Isidore of Seville died on this day in 636. Isidore, who was born in 560, was the bishop of Seville from about 600 to his death. He is better known, however, as an author than as an administrator. His...

A Calendar Page for April 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for April...

Updated List of Digitised Manuscripts’ Hyperlinks

What are these Easter bunnies (or hares) hurrying towards? Detail of hares, from Roman de la Rose, France, c. 1325-1375, Add MS 31840, f. 3 An updated list of all the early and medieval manuscripts digitised...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 28 Mar 2016

Kassia: A Bold and Beautiful Byzantine Poet

It’s Women’s History Month and to celebrate we are running a series of posts about medieval women. Today’s focus is an enigmatic poet who lived in 9th-century Constantinople. Kassia (b. 805/810,...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 Mar 2016

Lives of Cuthbert Now Online

March 20 was an important day in the medieval English calendar: it was St Cuthbert’s Day. St Cuthbert meets with King Ecgfrith of Northumbria and others, from Bede’s Prose Vita S Cuthberti, England...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 Mar 2016

The letter book of Archbishop Wulfstan

This week sees the arrival online of the manuscript containing the ‘Wulfstan’s Letter Book’, which has been digitised as part of our Anglo-Saxon manuscripts digitisation project. The manuscript (Cotton...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 18 Mar 2016

Justifying Women Writers: A Medieval Poet Speaks Out

Today we are beginning a series of posts about medieval women. Our first post shines a spotlight on a highly educated, shadowy female poet. Contrary to popular belief, there were quite a number of famous...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 16 Mar 2016

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