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Alison Ray May 26
All about that Bede! The Venerable Bede died on Ascension Day in 735. Here he's in Dante's sphere of the sun in Paradise with other Doctors of the Church incl Thomas Aquinas, Albertus Magnus & Isidore of Seville c1450 Yates Thompson 36, f. 147r
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Dr Dan Spencer 20h
Thirteenth century depiction of part of an illustrated itinerary to Jerusalem, to and then from London to Beauvais (Dover Castle shown in top left corner and Rochester Castle further down) Royal 14 C VII f. 2
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Melibeus 4h
John standing before the false prophet, the dragon, and the beast, with frogs emerging from their mouths representing their unclean spirits Royal 15 D II f. 174v
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Medieval Manuscripts 22h
Do you feel the need-- the need for Bede? Many manuscripts of his works are now online: Cotton MS Tiberius C II, f. 3r
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Medieval Manuscripts May 26
735 CE, the Venerable Bede died. His last hours-- which involved poetry, scholarship, pepper + singing-- are described in this manuscript Stowe MS 104, f. 112v
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Medieval Manuscripts May 25
50 mins still to vote, and it's currently a 3-way tie!!!
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Medieval Manuscripts May 25
Happy 1,283rd 'heavenly birthday', Bede!
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A Hudson May 25
A helpful angel brings a towel in an image made around 1000 years ago Cotton MS Tiberius C VI, f. 11v
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Melibeus May 24
Stressed oarsmen Add 42130 f. 160r
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Alison Ray May 25
Say cheese! According to bestiaries, the leucrota has a mouth that opens from ear to ear with a single bone where teeth should be. It's part lion, part stag and can imitate the human voice like a hyena. Royal MS 12 F XIII, f. 23r
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Kate Wiles May 25
So. Idle question for : What do you think is the most distinctive manuscript? For me it's the Luttrell Psalter? I can identify an out-of-context marginal illustration at fifty paces. e.g.
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peter toth May 25
Remember your first reading list for a long ? has a 2200-year old one from Egypt (Ostracon 25736), containing first lines of long-lost poems - Maybe our lists will also be precious one day. from 2nd-c BC
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Medieval Manuscripts May 25
So far our poll is running neck and neck. Every vote counts! Domesday survey 29% Early Scottish chronicle 28% Signs in the margins 26% Worcester legendary 17%
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Tuija Ainonen May 25
Incipit ❤️ Liber ❤️Quartus ❤️❤️(The fourth book begins) The 8thC scribe hearted Gregory the Great's commentary on the Book of Job. Also, includes four squeezed in one Q. Add MS 24143, f. 5v
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Medieval Manuscripts May 24
Replying to @BLMedieval
The Domesday survey in Marianus Scotus' Chronicle, Cotton MS Nero C V
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Medieval Manuscripts May 24
Replying to @BLMedieval
Ralph de Diceto's marginal signs, Cotton MS Claudius E III
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Medieval Manuscripts May 24
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The Chronicle of Melrose Abbey, Cotton MS Faustina B IX
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Medieval Manuscripts May 24
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The Worcester legendary, Cotton MS Nero E/1
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Medieval Manuscripts May 24
It's time again for you to vote for the . There are 4 options (which one will it be?):
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Medieval Manuscripts May 24
On the archbishops of Canterbury, in Bartholomew Cotton's Historia Anglicana Cotton MS Nero C V, f. 258r
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