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Manuscripts, Medieval -- England

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Medieval Manuscripts created in England.

Found in 74 Collections and/or Records:

MS 22: Vita Crysty (Vol. 2) by Ludolph of Saxony, 16th century

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Identifier: MS 22
Contents Vita Chrysty is a sixteenth-century English translation of Ludolph of Saxony's Vita Christi from the second half of the fourteenth century. The original text by Ludolph of Saxony includes a biography of Christ, as well as moral and spiritual instruction and prayers. In this, Ludolph combined the work from over sixty earlier Christian writers. The influence and popularity of Ludolph of Saxony's original text is demonstrated by...
Dates: 16th century

Psalter, 1300-1330

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Identifier: MS 57
Contents The manuscript is an English Psalter that was created in the 14th century, between 1300 and 1330, possibly in Worcester.There is a Title Page on f.1r. There is some custodial history information, as well as some scribbles and drawings, dating from later than the rest of the manuscript.The Litany of the Virgin starts on f.2r.The Virtutes Psalmorum Psalterii hec sint start on f.3r. This section...
Dates: 1300-1330

Psalter, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 58
Contents The manuscript is an English Psalter that was created in the 15th century. This manuscript could be from around Salisbury, or is at least Sarum Use.The fly-leaves at the start of the manuscript (as well as some borders within the manuscript) are full of medical lore, prescriptions, etcetera, all in a 17th century hand.The Kalendar starts on f.1r.The Psalter starts on f.7r. It is missing Psalms 96:1—Psalms 97:9; and...
Dates: 15th century
f. 7r
f. 7r

Psalter, early 15th century

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Identifier: MS 59
Contents The manuscript is an English Psalter that was created in the early 15th century. This manuscript is also Brigittine, meaning that it relates to that order of monks and nuns. It was therefore probably made for Syon, this being the only Brigittine foundation in England.The Kalendar starts on f.1r.Entries in the Kalendar that suggest and English and Brigittine origin are as follows. 7 May: Saint John of Beverley, cum regimine...
Dates: early 15th century

Register of Writs [incomplete], 14th century

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Identifier: MS 158
Scope and Contents In medieval England, common law descended from writs issued by the royal chancery. These writs were compiled in a volume referred to as the Registrum Brevium (Register of Writs), the earliest surviving manuscript of which exists from 1227. These texts of writs was continually modified and updated, and the Registrum Brevium came to be one of the most common kind of legal manuscript in Medieval England. MS 158 is a pocket-sized...
Dates: 14th century
f. 1r
f. 1r

Revelationes Caelestes by Bridget of Sweden, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 86
Contents This manuscript contains the Revelationes Caelestes (Celestial Revelations) by Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373), a mystic, saint of the Catholic Church, and one of the six patron saints of Europe. Since she was a child, Bridget had divine visions and apparitions, including important Christian themes such as the nativity of Jesus and the passion of the Christ. In the Revelationes, she provides us...
Dates: 15th century

Rosa medicinae by John Gaddesden, 14th century

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Identifier: MS 168
Contents MS 168 is a 14th-century copy of Rosa medicinae (also known by the name Rosa anglica) by English physician John Gaddesden, written c. 1313. Gaddesden trained as a doctor at Oxford between 1307-1316, and embarked on a successful career as the first major medieval medical scholar to have trained entirely in England. An indication of his reputation, he seems to have treated a son of Edward I of England for smallpox (perhaps...
Dates: 14th century

Royal Letter Book, late 14th-early 15th century, c 1335-c 1417 (dates of the original letters)

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Identifier: MS 183
Scope and Contents MS 183, the Royal Letter Book, is an English late medieval manuscript containing contemporary copies of 374 letters, most of which belong to the reigns of Edward III (1327-1377) and Richard II (1377-1397). The manuscript further contains a few copies of letters from the reign of Henry IV (1399-1413) and the copy of a single letter from the reign of Henry V (1413-1422), as well as several letters between other correspondents. The overall date range of the...
Dates: late 14th-early 15th century; c 1335-c 1417 (dates of the original letters)

Saint John Gospel (glossed) [Bible. John. Latin. Vulgate], first half of the 12th century

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Identifier: MS 13
Contents The manuscript contains the gospel of Saint John according to the Vulgate and a set of glosses [i.e. annotations and comments] to the whole text. The first chapters of the gospel are missing and the text begins at John 9: verse 30. The text contained in the glosses is that of the Glossa Ordinaria, an extensive commentary on the Scriptures which was extremely popular in the Middle Ages. It has generally attributed to Walafrid Strabo, abbot of Reichenau,...
Dates: first half of the 12th century

Statuta Anglie (List of English Statutes), 14th century

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Identifier: MS 156
Contents This manuscript contains a list of medieval statutes and other laws issued by the Kingdom of England before the development of the English Parliament, and a Registrum Brevium, which is collection of writs used by legal practitioners, especially in the late Middle Ages.ContentsStatutes: start on f. 1r and ends on f. 29v, and contains the following statutes: Magna Carta,...
Dates: 14th century