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Kathleen McCallum
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Debs Thorpe 4h
Here's your for Thursday Yes, this is a thing now. (CUL, MS Dd.4.17)
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Walters Manuscripts 20h
The young nun who painted this (self?)portrait, inscribed "Claricia," 800 years ago knew how to make her pious work fun! As she swings, she actually creates part of the initial, forming the tail of the "Q." See the entire Psalter (W.26) here:
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Kathleen McCallum Aug 15
Alexander VS Everyone Shown here - The Epic Battle with the most Dreaded Hippopotamus
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Julian Harrison Aug 15
"Hey, come back with my snake!" Harley MS 3244, f. 41v
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Nikki Aug 15
If I were an animal this would be me
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Kathleen McCallum Aug 15
Survival tip - Know the difference between a Cow and a Bonnacon
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Matthew Cobb Aug 15
A present from in 2016, and now highly appropriate for me. Book will be out in about 9 months.
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Medieval Manuscripts Aug 14
100 days and counting Our Polonsky project launches in 100 days. We’ll have digitised 800 manuscripts with our friends , there’ll be 2 new websites, a lavishly illustrated book and a project conference. Are you excited? We are!
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Medieval Manuscripts Aug 14
A new opportunity to join our team. We are advertising a one-year, fixed-term post to catalogue and research the British Library's world-class collection of papyri
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Kathleen McCallum Aug 14
Ah shucks. Thank you! K
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Chris Riedel Aug 14
Me and the Tarasque
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Ennius Aug 12
Can one fish for rabbits and, if so, what would be the bait? 🤔 Stowe MS 17, 'The Maastricht Hours', 14th century, f.253r
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Kathleen McCallum Aug 14
Love this! In my minds eye I can totally vision the scene. Thanks for sharing!
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Medieval Manuscripts Aug 14
An x-rated papyrus? 'Valerius to Athanasius: You trickster, you traitor, you son of a bitch …' This 1500-year old letter comes from Oxyrhynchus (Papyrus 2105). The rest is missing so we don't know why Valerius was fuming so much.
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Dr. Melibea aka Melibeus Aug 14
A naked soul buried in the ground being attacked by a dragon, a toad, a snake, and a lizard Yates Thompson 13 f. 145r
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Julian Harrison Aug 14
Do you ever doodle? These drawings and inscriptions were added to blank pages in an Anglo-Saxon manuscript of Orosius. They include the evangelist symbols, runes and a musical sequence.
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Medieval Manuscripts Aug 14
What's our ? It's none other than the Psalter of Henry VIII, made around the year 1540. This famous image portrays not only the king, playing his harp, but also his court jester, William Somers. You can view the whole manuscript here:
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Kathleen McCallum Aug 14
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Kathleen McCallum Aug 14
Wrinkle neck giraffe from the Holkham Bible Picture Book
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