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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

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

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...

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...

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...

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

A Field Guide to Wodewoses

It’s #WodewoseWednesday, people. You might not know what a wodewose is, but you surely should. They are mythical forest creatures that are guaranteed to improve your midweek. I would describe myself...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 21 Sep 2016

The British Library's Greek Manuscripts Project

Have you ever wondered what books looked like in antiquity? Perhaps you have pondered why some manuscripts are written on paper and some on parchment? Did you know that the ancient Greeks thought up machines...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 19 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

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...

Monster Monday

You may have noticed the recent trend for naming days on Twitter. We've had #WorldElephantDay, #InternationalDogDay and even #nationalburgerday (seriously, who makes this stuff up?!). So, without more...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 Aug 2016

The Great Medieval Bake Off

The return of a certain baking contest to British television screens this evening marks the time of year when viewers are struck by a peculiar kind of ‘baking fever’. Typical symptoms include: massively...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 Aug 2016

The Grandisson Psalter

When John Grandisson (1292–1369) became bishop of Exeter in 1327, he was not taking up an easy job. His predecessor, Walter Stapeldon, had been murdered in London the previous year. The cathedral was...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 Aug 2016

Explore our Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

When we started this blog, back in the distant past (2010 to be precise, though sometimes it seems longer), we never anticipated how many people would take an interest in the beautiful world of medieval...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 18 Aug 2016

Pokémon Go! The Medieval Edition

Over the past few weeks, a certain new game has been captivating worldwide interest. It’s not a new Olympic sport or an updated version of Angry Birds, it’s the legendary Pokémon Go! Young and old...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 12 Aug 2016

Leontion, 'Little Prostitute' or 'Great Philosopher'

Followers of our Twitter account may remember an image we posted a few months ago on #InternationalHugAMedievalistDay, showing a woman being interrupted from her reading by a man trying to embrace her....
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 10 Aug 2016

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