June 6, 2023
Raucous texts – mocking kings, priests and peasants; encouraging audiences to get drunk; and shocking them with slapstick – shed new light on Britain’s famous sense of humour, and the role played b
October 6, 2022
At the international art fair Frieze Masters later this month, a special project inspired by
September 8, 2022
Projects around Britain are making available to the public rare manuscripts covering everything from medieval medicine to the earliest example of Scots Gaelic as well as Jewish diaspora material.
June 13, 2022
Los Angeles – From fairytales to theme parks and Harry Potter to Game of Thrones, the Middle Ages have been mythologized, dramatized, and re-envisioned time and again, proving an
May 20, 2022
There are many ways of reinterpreting our cultural heritage, but Shakespeare scholar and historian Ella Hawkins has come up with one of the most wholesome.
May 4, 2022
An exhibition at the British Library opening later this month showcases the role gold has played in the production of some of the world’s finest manuscripts, from book covers and illuminations to w
April 29, 2022
Last month I read this really intriguing article titled “How Much Mediev
March 7, 2022
Los Angeles – Images drawn from the Hebrew Bible (known to Christians as the “Old Testament”) were among the most popular subjects for Christian illuminated manuscripts in the Middle Ages.
December 28, 2021
Manuscripts, early prints, maps, and other treasures from the Bodleian Libraries’ collections in Oxford are on show in a new exhibition examining how 600 years of Anglo-Dutch history have affected
November 29, 2021
Leyburn, North Yorkshire, England — An exceptionally rare 15th-century illuminated manuscript almanac, which was found in the back of a drawer, sold for £95,000 ($126,600) plus buyer’s premium in