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Joined on 19 January, 2012

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The St Albans benefactors' book: a history like no other

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Some exquisite illustrations in this 10th-century English manuscript of the Psychomachia of Prudentius.

Here's Superbia on horseback (f. 12r) and Indulgence and Pride (f. 18r).

Add MS 24199

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Replying to @medievalfrench: Scribes of the ‘Tretiz’ execute its glosses in many and various fashions. This week, we’ve been transcribing @BLMedieva

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Replying to @wyrdwritere: To celebrate Bede’s heavenly birthday (he died 26 May 735), I’ve been thinking about manuscripts that were made at his mon…

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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

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To celebrate Bede’s heavenly birthday (he died 26 May 735), I’ve been thinking about manuscripts that were made at his monastery at Wearmouth + Jarrow and that are now available online.

#collectionsunited

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Replying to @melibeus1: Itsy bitsy spider ... @BLMedieval Royal 13 B VIII f. 11v

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Replying to @thijsporck: Suffering from poor eye sight? Don't go to Barnard Castle, put some child's urine in your eyes!

(early medieval English r…

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Replying to @red_loeb: Flying superabbess!
@SisterWalburga
Lansdowne 383; the 'Shaftesbury Psalter'; England; 12th century; f.14v @BLMedieval https…

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Suffering from poor eye sight? Don't go to Barnard Castle, put some child's urine in your eyes!

(early medieval English remedy)

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Flying superabbess!
@SisterWalburga
Lansdowne 383; the 'Shaftesbury Psalter'; England; 12th century; f.14v @BLMedieval

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Feel the need for #Bede

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Itsy bitsy spider ... @BLMedieval Royal 13 B VIII f. 11v

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We hope all our friends are well, and our friends' friends, and their families.

We asked which manuscripts have inspired you, and how has new technology supported your research. Here are some of the best responses. We ❤️ you all!

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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'.

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Some of the most magnificent illuminated manuscripts were on show in our Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition.

Do you recognise these four? You can find more about them here:

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Replying to @britishlibrary: Our final #BLAngloSaxons item this week for #MuseumFromHome...

Amazing revelations. Discover how multispectral imaging…

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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:

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It's the 630th anniversary of the Tournament at St Inglevert 🎉 Find out about this and other major medieval tournaments in today's blogpost

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You can read more about the Vercelli Book here:


The Biblioteca Capitolare plans to launch an online gaming version later this year, sounds amazing!

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The whole Beowulf manuscript (Cotton MS Vitellius A XV) can be viewed on the British Library's Digitised Manuscripts site, starting on f. 132r.

Can you see where the scribe changes?

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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.

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Replying to @BL_Learning: Wherever you’re observing Ramadan, the British Library has a Qur’an for you! Take a look at this beautiful 17th-century Qu…

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Wherever you’re observing Ramadan, the British Library has a Qur’an for you! Take a look at this beautiful 17th-century Qur’an from China:
#Ramadan #DiscoveringSacredTexts

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Medieval jousting could be quite the baa-lancing act!

Check out today's blogpost on tournaments:

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It's tournament season! Come and cheer on the Middle Ages' greatest champions in today's blogpost:

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We'd like to reassure everyone that we're not going away.

We look after manuscripts that are hundreds, if not thousands of years old. They have survived through good times and bad.

So here's a cat in a submarine. Keep safe everyone.

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