Cotton library
The Cotton or Cottonian library was collected privately by Sir Robert Bruce Cotton MP (1571–1631), an antiquarian and bibliophile, and was the basis of the British Library. After the Dissolution of th...
High security as four Magna Carta manuscripts united for first time
The four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta have gone on display in London to mark the landmark document's 800th anniversary.
Heliand
The Heliand (/ˈhɛliənd/; historically [ˈheːljand]) is an epic poem in Old Saxon, written in the first half of the 9th century. The title means saviour in Old Saxon (cf. German and Dutch Heiland meanin...
High security as four Magna Carta manuscripts united for first time
The four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta have gone on display in London to mark the landmark document's 800th anniversary.
Old English rune poem
The Old English rune poem, dated to the 8th or 9th century, has stanzas on 29 Anglo-Saxon runes.It stands alongside younger rune poems from Scandinavia, which record the names of the 16 Younger Futhar...
Battle of Brunanburh (poem)
The Battle of Brunanburh is an Old English poem. It is preserved in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a historical record of events in Anglo-Saxon England which was kept from the late ninth to the mid-twelft...
The Battle of Maldon
The Battle of Maldon is the name given to an Old English poem of uncertain date celebrating the real Battle of Maldon of 991, at which the Anglo-Saxons failed to prevent a Viking invasion. Only 325 l...
De Iniusta Vexacione Willelmi Episcopi Primi
De Iniusta Vexacione Willelmi Episcopi Primi or Of the Unjust Persecution of the Bishop William I (sometimes translated as The Unjust Harassment of the First Bishop William) is a late 11th-century his...
Charter of the Forest
The Charter of the Forest of 1217 (Carta de Foresta) is a charter originally sealed in England by the young King Henry III, acting under the regency of William Marshall, 1st Earl of Pembroke. A compan...
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons. The original manuscript of the Chronicle was created late in the 9th century, probably i...
The Owl and the Nightingale
The Owl and the Nightingale is a twelfth- or thirteenth-century Middle English poem detailing a debate between an owl and a nightingale as overheard by the poem's narrator. It is the earliest example ...
Matthew Paris
Matthew Paris (Latin: Matthæus Parisiensis, "Matthew the Parisian"; c. 1200 – 1259) was a Benedictine monk, English chronicler, artist in illuminated manuscripts and cartographer, based at St Albans ...
Magna Carta Island
Magna Carta Island is an island in the River Thames in England, on the reach above Bell Weir Lock. It is in Berkshire across the river from the water-meadows at Runnymede. The island was transferred f...
1215: The Year of Magna Carta
1215: The Year of Magna Carta is a historical documentation of life in Medieval England written by author and journalist, Danny Danziger and emeritus professor of history at the London School of Econo...
Pearl (poem)
Pearl (Middle English: Perle) is a late 14th-century Middle English poem by an unknown author. With elements of medieval allegory and dream vision genre, the poem is written in a North-West Midlands v...
Magna Carta Place
Magna Carta Place is located in Canberra, Australia to the north-west of Old Parliament House. Centrally located in the place is a Magna Carta Monument which was provided as a gift to the people of A...
Lindisfarne Gospels
The Lindisfarne Gospels (London, British Library Cotton MS Nero D.IV) is an illuminated manuscript gospel book produced around the year 700 in a monastery off the coast of Northumberland at Lindisfarn...
Patience (poem)
Patience (Middle English: Pacience) is a Middle English alliterative poem written in the late 14th century. Its unknown author, designated the "Pearl Poet" or "Gawain-Poet", also appears, on the basis...
Otho-Corpus Gospels
The Otho-Corpus Gospels is a badly damaged and fragmentary 8th century illuminated manuscript. It was part of the Cotton library and was mostly burnt in the 1731 fire at Ashburnham House. The manusc...
Bede, Ecclesiastical History (British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius C. II)
British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius C. II, or the Tiberius Bede, is an 8th-century illuminated manuscript of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. It is one of only four surviving 8th-centur...
Pearl Poet
The "Pearl Poet", or the "Gawain Poet", is the name given to the author of Pearl, an alliterative poem written in 14th-century Middle English. Its author appears also to have written the poems Sir Gaw...
Order of the Garter
The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348, is the highest order of chivalry and the third most prestigious honour (after the Victoria Cross and George Cross) in England and of the United Kin...
Lectionary 23
Lectionary 23, designated by siglum ℓ 23 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering). It is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on vellum leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th-century.<...
Girdle
A girdle is an undergarment made of elasticized fabric and worn mainly by women. It is a form-fitting foundation garment that encircles the lower torso, perhaps extending below the hips, and worn ofte...
Peterborough Chronicle
The Peterborough Chronicle (also called the Laud manuscript and the E manuscript), one of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, contains unique information about the history of England after the Norman Conquest...
Romance (genre)
Romance or romantic usually refers to romance (love), love emphasizing emotion over libido.It may also refer to:
Cleanness
Cleanness (Middle English: Clannesse) is a Middle English alliterative poem written in the late 14th century. Its unknown author, designated the Pearl poet or Gawain poet, also appears, on the basis o...
Magna Carta
Magna Carta (Latin for "the Great Charter"), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for "the Great Charter of the Liberties"), is a charter agreed by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor...
Ismere Diploma
The Ismere Diploma (London, British Library, Cotton Augustus ii. 3) is a charter of 736, in which Aethelbald of Mercia grants ten hides of land near Ismere to Cyneberht, his "venerable companion", for...