Tweeting about the British Library's marvellous medieval manuscripts
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Joined on 19 January, 2012
Scribes of the ‘Tretiz’ execute its glosses in many and various fashions. This week, we’ve been transcribing @BLMedieval MS Royal 13 A IV, and have taken a liking to these lines linking text and gloss — including, in this case, one that was begun but abandoned! #TretizTuesday
Isn't this divine?
The Kelmscott Chaucer is looked after by our friends @BLprintheritage (do give them a follow).
It was published by William Morris in 1896, with illustrations designed by Edward Burne-Jones, who described it as 'like a pocket cathedral'.
Our final #BLAngloSaxons item this week for #MuseumFromHome...
Amazing revelations. Discover how multispectral imaging made it possible to read the Bodmin Gospels. One page that appears mostly blank to the naked eye revealed five manumission records:
Remembering the time when two of the most famous Old English manuscripts came together, in our Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition.
One is Beowulf (@britishlibrary), the other the Vercelli Book (@mtdvercelli), containing the Dream of the Rood and Andreas.