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Robert Miller 6h
The dethroned King Metabus escapes to the woods with his daughter Camilla. She will grow up to be a hunter and later a great warrior. Add MS 20698 f. 64v
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Dr Rebeca Cubas-Peña 3h
Do you fancy a 'chaudoun potages of pygys'? You will find the recipe in John Crophill's commonplace book. Warning: I wouldn't read or try the recipe if I were vegetarian (BL, Harley 1735, f. 19r)
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Medieval Manuscripts 5h
Are you a doctoral student working on classics, history, literature, history of art, religion and/or the history of science and medicine? Book your place now on our open day! Hope to see you there!
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Dutch Anglo-Saxonist 8h
Luna's chariot drawn by two smirking oxen in 11th-century Anglo-Saxon manuscript of Cicero's Aratea
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Amy Jeffs 6h
A Tree of Consanguinity shows degrees of separation between blood relatives. Marriage within 7 degrees was not permitted before 1215, when number was reduced to 4. Mother, father, sister, etc. listed in red, with illustrations above.
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Tuija Ainonen 9h
"Listen carefully, my son, to the master's instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart." Opening line of Rule of St Benedict with initial 'A' + other foliate initials from 12thC Canterbury f. 74r >
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Medieval Manuscripts 9h
'How can I register the documents if you haven't sent them to me yet? Send them to me at once!' a frustrated Lucia writes to her brother Casulas from 3rd century Egypt (Papyrus 988)
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Julian Harrison Jan 22
And my favourite medieval manuscript is also on show in Astronomy It dates from around the time of the Norman Conquest, and we chose to display it at this page showing Sagittarius, the centaur. Just beautiful!
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Johan Oosterman 19h
This is the Map of the World in the 'Map Psalter'. Add MS 28681 It's part of a great manuscript, fully digitized:
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Medieval Manuscripts 21h
Digital research, manuscripts, speed networking, early printed books: there's a great programme for the pre-1600 Open Day for PhD students
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Melibeus Jan 22
It's true, it is Monday! Stowe 17 f. 72v
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Medieval Manuscripts Jan 22
The British Library is hosting a Doctoral Students Open Day on 5 February, devoted to our pre-1600 collections. More information here
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peter toth Jan 22
Replying to @BLMedieval
Check the MS held in his hand - his favorite the 1500-year old illustrated copy of the Book of Genesis (Cotton MS Otho B vi) see more on this
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Tuija Ainonen Jan 22
The name is Troper, Caligula Troper. Troper as it contains tropes (added chants), Caligula as it was stored under the bust of Caligula in the famous Cotton library. A rare music ms that is illustrated, includes also this sleeping guard
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Medieval Manuscripts Jan 22
Happy 448th birthday, Sir Robert Cotton! His library of over 3,000 books, charters, rolls + seals is one of the bases of the British Library's collection
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Johan Oosterman Jan 19
Huge hive, strange bees. Bestiary, c1250 Harley MS 3244
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Medieval Manuscripts Jan 21
'I hate silence when it is time to speak': meet Kassia, the 9th-century poet who turned down an emperor + who wrote songs that are still sung today
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AllMedievals Jan 21
Noah's big idea taking shape Add. MS 18850, Bedford Hours, f 15v
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Dr Dan Spencer Jan 21
21 Jan 1217: Matthew Paris becomes a monk at St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire, on St Agnes’s day, where he was later to write his famous chronicles Royal 14 C VII f. 6
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Medieval Manuscripts Jan 20
In this tablet from 126 CE, the prefect of Egypt Titus Flavius Titianus orders a private tutor for Julia and Titia 'to ensure the girls do not lack the necessary schooling' (Add MS 40723) More educated ancient women at
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