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Jerusalem from BL Eg 1070, f. 5

Jerusalem from BL Eg 1070, f. 5

Full-page miniature of Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock Image taken from f. 5 of Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of René d'Anjou'). Written in Latin, calendar and rubrics in French.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 84

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 84

Decorated initial 'Q'(uoniam), with a display script, at the beginning of Luke. Image taken from f. 84 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Chi-rho from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15v

Chi-rho from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15v

Detail of a decorated initial 'Chi-rho', with a zoomorphic decoration, at the beginning of Matthew; and an added Old English text of a manumission by king Athelstan. Image taken from f. 15v of Gospel Book. Writ... more

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 128

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 128

Decorated initial 'J'(ohannes), at the beginning of the prologue to John. Image taken from f. 128 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Text page from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 1

Text page from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 1

Text page with an initial 'N'(ovum), at the beginning of the Epistle of Jerome to Damasus. Image taken from f. 1 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Chi-rho from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15v

Chi-rho from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15v

Decorated initial 'Chi-rho', with a zoomorphic decoration, at the beginning of Matthew; and an added Old English text of a manumission by king Athelstan. Image taken from f. 15v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Interlace initial from BL Add 40618, f. 50

Interlace initial from BL Add 40618, f. 50

Interlace initial facing the Evangelist miniature of John. Image taken from f. 50 of Gospel Book, imperfect (Vulgate version, Irish textual family) (index New Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

Incipit of Luke's Gospel from BL Add 40618, f. 23

Incipit of Luke's Gospel from BL Add 40618, f. 23

The script is an eighth-century Irish minuscule. The original decorated initial has been erased (traces of its interlace can still be seen) and a 'modern' initial Q painted over it as part of a programme of mod... more

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 55

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 55

Decorated initial 'I'(nitium evangelii), with a zoomorphic decoration and a display script, at the beginning of Mark. Image taken from f. 55 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 52v

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 52v

Decorated initial 'E'(stis), at the beginning of the capitula to Mark. Image taken from f. 52v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 4v

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 4v

Decorated initial 'M'(attheus), at the beginning of the prologue to Matthew. Image taken from f. 4v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 2v

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 2v

Decorated initial 'P'(lures), at the beginning of Jerome's prologue to Matthew. Image taken from f. 2v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 84

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 84

Detail of a decorated initial 'Q'(uoniam), with a display script, at the beginning of Luke. Image taken from f. 84 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 5

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 5

Decorated initial 'G'(enerationem), at the beginning of the list of capitula. Image taken from f. 5 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 78v

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 78v

Decorated initial 'L'(ucas), at the beginning of the prologue to Luke. Image taken from f. 78v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 130v

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 130v

Decorated initial 'In'(principio), at the beginning of John. Image taken from f. 130v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15

Decorated initial 'Li'(ber) with a zoomorphic decoration, at the beginning of Matthew. Image taken from f. 15 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 52

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 52

Decorated initial 'M'(archus), at the beginning of the prologue to Mark. Image taken from f. 52 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 8

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 8

Decorated initial 'P'(ridu), at the beginning of a table of festivals. Image taken from f. 8 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 13 C V, f. 2

Decorated initial from BL Royal 13 C V, f. 2

Decorated initial 'G'(lorisissimo), the ownership inscription of the Benedictine abbey of Saint Pater, Gloucester, and the Old Royal press-mark 'no. 965'. Image taken from f. 2 of Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis... more

Decorated initial from BL Royal 5 B VII, f. 2

Decorated initial from BL Royal 5 B VII, f. 2

Decorated initial 'D'(ebitor) with foliate motifs and, in the lower margin, the ownership inscription of the cathedral priory of St. Andrew, Rochester. Image taken from f. 2 of Various religious works, includin... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 17

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 17

Detail of an illuminated initial 'T'(ractatus) at the beginning of Johannes de Sacro Bosco's Tractatus de sphaera. Image taken from f. 17 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 6

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 6

Detail of an illuminated initial 'A'(d) at the beginning of a calendarial treatise attributed to Robert Grosseteste 'Lincolniensis'. Image taken from f. 6 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Wri... more

Decorated initial from BL Arundel 222, f. 1

Decorated initial from BL Arundel 222, f. 1

Decorated initial 'S'(anctissimo) at the beginning of Bede's Life of Cuthbert, with the ink stamp of the Royal Society of London in the lower margin. Image taken from f. 1 of Prose Vita sancti Cuthberti (ff. 1-... more

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 59

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 59

Puzzle initial 'M'(inuciaru[m]) with pen-flourishing developing into a 'J-border', at the beginning of a treatise on vulgar fractions attributed to Johannes Anglicus. Image taken from f. 59 of Various calendari... more

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 59

Puzzle initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 59

Detail of a puzzle initial 'M'(inuciaru[m]) with pen-flourishing developing into a 'J-border', at the beginning of a treatise on vulgar fractions attributed to Robertus Anglicus. Image taken from f. 59 of Vario... more

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 81v

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 81v

Detail of an astronomical diagram showing an eclipse of the moon, illustrating Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 81v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Interlace initial from BL Harley 1117, ff. 3v-4

Interlace initial from BL Harley 1117, ff. 3v-4

Title page and interlace initial 'P'(rincipium) with animal heads and mask. Image taken from ff. 3v-4 of Lives of Cuthbert in prose (ff. 2-42v) and verse (ff. 45-62v), with services for Cuthbert, Benedict and G... more

Calendar from BL Harley 3735, f. 6v

Calendar from BL Harley 3735, f. 6v

January in a calendarial table, in a treatise attributed to Robert Grosseteste 'Lincolniensis': Image taken from f. 6v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 27v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 27v

Detail of a decorated initial 'C'(ompotus) at the beginning of Johannes de Sacro Bosco's Computus. Image taken from f. 27v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Text page from BL Harley 3020, f. 82

Text page from BL Harley 3020, f. 82

Text page with plain initial 'S'(ubrege) and rubrics at the beginning of the account of the martyrdom of Agapiti. Image taken from f. 82 of History of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow, Life of Ceolfrid, Lives... more

Text page from BL Harley 3826, f. 71v

Text page from BL Harley 3826, f. 71v

Text page at the beginning of Abbo of St-Germain's ~Bella Parisiacae urbis~, book 3, with red initial and highlights. Image taken from f. 71v of Alcuin, De orthographia (ff.1-24v); Bede, De orthographia (ff. 2... more

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 7v

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 7v

Decorated initial 'P'(rincipium), from Chapter 2 of Bede's prose Life of St Cuthbert. Image taken from f. 7v of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extracts from the Historia Ecclesiastica (History of the English Church an... more

Full-page architectural border from BL Harley 3046, f. 10

Full-page architectural border from BL Harley 3046, f. 10

Full-page architectural border in colours and gold with a large historiated initial 'D'(ominus) with Pope Gregory the Great, putti, Jerome and another Church father, and the arms of Ferdinand I of Aragon, king ... more

Decorated initial from BL Sloane 263, f. 2v

Decorated initial from BL Sloane 263, f. 2v

Decorated initial 'C'(um), at the beginning of Helperic's Astronomical treatise. Image taken from f. 2v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial and diagram from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Decorated initial and diagram from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Decorated initial 'SE'(cedens) and diagram, in an Astronomical treatise. Image taken from f. 47v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 6

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 6

Illuminated initial 'A'(d) at the beginning of a calendarial treatise attributed to Robert Grosseteste 'Lincolniensis'. Image taken from f. 6 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Emperor enthroned from BL Royal 13 A XI, f. 22

Emperor enthroned from BL Royal 13 A XI, f. 22

Initial 'T'(empora) of an emperor enthroned, representing perhaps a personification of Time, at the begining of book 2 of Bede's De natura rerum et ratione temporum. Image taken from f. 22 of Miscellany works o... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 526, f. 28v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 526, f. 28v

Decorated initial 'H'. Image taken from f. 28v of Life of Bede. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Unfinished illuminated initial 'N'(octiam) with a drawing of a seated man (possibly Bede) writing at the desk holding a quill and a knife. Image taken from f. 2v of Historia ecclesiastica (ff. 1-99), De muliere... more

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 1

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 1

Illuminated initial 'R' with the arms of Henry Despenser, bishop of Norwich, and a partial border, and in the upper margin, the signature of 'William Howarde 1579'. Image taken from f. 1 of Historia ecclesiasti... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 66v

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 66v

Illuminated initial 'D'(icto) in Robertus Anglicus' Tractatus quadrantis veteris. Image taken from f. 66v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 82

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 82

Detail of an astronomical diagram showing an eclipse of the sun, illustrating Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 82 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 7 F VI, f. 45

Decorated initial from BL Royal 7 F VI, f. 45

Detail of initial 'D'(um) with foliate decoration. Image taken from f. 45 of Liber testimonium veteris testamenti (parts 1 and 3); Sermo (f. 117); In canticum canticorum (9 excerpts)(f. 117v). Written in Latin.

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 2v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 2v

Image taken from f. 2v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Arundel 332, f. 66

Decorated initial from BL Arundel 332, f. 66

Decorated initial 'N' in the text of John Holywood. Image taken from f. 66 of Various theological and mathematical tracts, including the prose life of Cuthbert, incomplete (ff. 74-101v), 22 miracles of Cuthbert... more

Decorated initial from BL Royal 13 A XI, f. 32v

Decorated initial from BL Royal 13 A XI, f. 32v

Decorated initial 'D'(e temporum), at the beginning of book 3 of Bede's De Temporum Ratione. Image taken from f. 32v of Miscellany works on Computus and astrology. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 1915, f. 80v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 1915, f. 80v

Zoomorphic initial 'V'(enit) with foliate motifs, at the beginning of book 3 of Zacharias Chrysopolitanus' In unum ex quatuor. Image taken from f. 80v of Various texts including Commentary on an 'In unum ex qua... more

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 2v

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 2v

Detail of a decorated initial 'D'(omino). Image taken from f. 2v of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extracts from the Historia Ecclesiastica (History of the English Church and People). Written in Latin.

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 17

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 17

Illuminated initial 'T'(ractatus) at the beginning of Johannes de Sacro Bosco's Tractatus de sphaera. Diagram of the heavenly spheres. Image taken from f. 17 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. ... more

Calendar from BL Harley 3735, f. 10

Calendar from BL Harley 3735, f. 10

August in a calendarial table, in a treatise attributed to Robert Grosseteste 'Lincolniensis': Image taken from f. 10 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial and diagrams from BL Arundel 332, f. 66

Decorated initial and diagrams from BL Arundel 332, f. 66

Decorated initial 'N' and diagrams illustrating the text of John Holywood. Image taken from f. 66 of Various theological and mathematical tracts, including the prose life of Cuthbert, incomplete (ff. 74-101v), ... more

Detail from BL Arundel 222, f. 1

Detail from BL Arundel 222, f. 1

Decorated initial 'S'(anctissimo) at the beginning of Bede's life of Cuthbert. Image taken from f. 1 of Prose Vita sancti Cuthberti (ff. 1-34v), two miracles from the Historia ecclesiastica, De gestis pontificu... more

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Decorated initials from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Decorated initials 'A'(quila) and 'D'(elphin), in an Astronomical treatise. Image taken from f. 50v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail of a decorated initial 'I'(ntencio) at the beginning of Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 74 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail of a decorated initial 'I'(ntencio) at the beginning of Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 74 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Text page from BL YT 26, f. 75

Text page from BL YT 26, f. 75

Text page with a coloured initial 'A'. Image taken from f. 75 of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extracts from the Historia Ecclesiastica (History of the English Church and People). Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3075, f. 41

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3075, f. 41

Zoomorphic initial 'S'(imon) at the beginning of book 3 of Bede's Commentary on Catholic Epistles. Image taken from f. 41 of Commentary on Catholic Epistles. Written in Latin.

Foliate initial from BL Royal 13 A XI, f. 30v

Foliate initial from BL Royal 13 A XI, f. 30v

Foliate initial 'D'(e natura) with zoomorphic motifs, at the beginning of the prologue to book 3 of Bede's De Temporum Ratione. Image taken from f. 30v of Miscellany works on Computus and astrology. Written in Latin.

Coloured initial from BL Royal 13 C V, f. 5v

Coloured initial from BL Royal 13 C V, f. 5v

Following the numbered list of chapters (some of the numbers are visible through the parchment in the right-hand column), the start of the main text is introduced by a large red initial 'B' and opening words in... more

Historiated initial and border from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Historiated initial and border from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Illuminated border and Initial 'N'(octiam) with an unfinished drawing of a seated man (possibly Bede) writing at the desk holding a quill and a knife, and on the bar border, a quadruped (dragon?). Image taken f... more

White vine initial from BL Harley 3046, f. 4

White vine initial from BL Harley 3046, f. 4

White vine initial 'I'(n explanati) in colours and gold, with a white vine border. Image taken from f. 4 of Sermons (index Homiliae). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 2v

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 2v

Decorated initial 'D'(omino). Image taken from f. 2v of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extracts from the Historia Ecclesiastica (History of the English Church and People). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 7v

Decorated initial from BL YT 26, f. 7v

Detail of a decorated initial 'P'(rincipium), from Chapter 2 of Bede's prose Life of St Cuthbert. Image taken from f. 7v of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extracts from the Historia Ecclesiastica (History of the Engli... more

Large initial with knotwork motifs and animal heads from BL Harley 3020, f. 113

Large initial with knotwork motifs and animal heads from BL Harley 302...

Detail of a large initial 'F'(actum est) with knotwork motifs and animal heads. Image taken from f. 113 of History of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow, Life of Ceolfrid, Lives of Pope Calixtus I and other mar... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 649, f. 2

Decorated initial from BL Harley 649, f. 2

Decorated initial 'P'(rimo). Image taken from f. 2 of Commentary on the Song of Songs, followed by other texts (ff. 2-104v); Commentary on Acts of the Apostles (ff. 105-152v); Commentary on Catholic Epistles (f... more

Decorated initial from BL Burn 310, f. 158

Decorated initial from BL Burn 310, f. 158

Decorated initial 'E'(go). Image taken from f. 158 of Historia Brittonum, Vita Gildae, and other Vitae. Written in Latin.

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 64

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 64

Detail of an illuminated initial 'G'(eometrie), at the beginning of Robertus Anglicus' Tractatus quadrantis veteris. Image taken from f. 64 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 332, f. 158

Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 332, f. 158

Puzzle initial 'P'(rima) and decorated initial 'H'(uius). Image taken from f. 158 of Various theological and mathematical tracts, including the prose life of Cuthbert, incomplete (ff. 74-101v), 22 miracles of C... more

Detail from BL Burn 310, f. 158

Detail from BL Burn 310, f. 158

Detail of decorated initial 'E'(go). Image taken from f. 158 of Historia Brittonum, Vita Gildae, and other Vitae. Written in Latin.

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Image taken from f. 50v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 6503, f. 1

Decorated initial from BL Harley 6503, f. 1

Decorated initial 'H'(ortaris). Image taken from f. 1 of Liber de viris illustribus, Chronica (index Greater Chronicle), and various other historical texts. Written in Latin.

Illuminated border and initial from BL Arundel 74, f. 1

Illuminated border and initial from BL Arundel 74, f. 1

Initial 'R' with the arms of Henry Despenser, bishop of Norwich, in the upper margin the signature of 'William Howarde 1579', in the right margin an ink drawing of a lion rampant, and in the lower margin the i... more

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail of an astronomical diagram illustrating Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 74 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Image taken from f. 47v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Image taken from f. 50v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Arundel 332, f. 158

Decorated initials from BL Arundel 332, f. 158

Puzzle initial 'P'(rima) and decorated initial 'H'(uius). Image taken from f. 158 of Various theological and mathematical tracts, including the prose life of Cuthbert, incomplete (ff. 74-101v), 22 miracles of C... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 50v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3735, f. 50v

Detail of a decorated initial 'O'(mnia) at the beginning of Johannes de Sacro Bosco's Algorismus. Image taken from f. 50v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Luke from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 43

Luke from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 43

Incipit page with a miniature of an ox, the symbol of Luke, with God the Father above, and an illuminated initial 'Q'(uoniam), at the beginning of Luke. Image taken from f. 43 of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal ... more

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 43

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 43

Detail of an initial 'Q'(uoniam) from the incipit page, at the beginning of Luke. Image taken from f. 43 of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal Bible'). Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 16v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 16v

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'D' at the beginning of a prayer attributed to Pope Gregory the Great. Image taken from f. 16v of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in La... more

Prayer against poison from BL Harley 2965, f. 37

Prayer against poison from BL Harley 2965, f. 37

Decorated initial at the beginning of the prayer against poison. Image taken from f. 37 of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 11

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 11

Zoomorphic initial with interlace at the beginning of John 18. Image taken from f. 11 of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 38

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 38

Decorated initial at the beginning of the Lorica of Laidcenn. Image taken from f. 38 of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 42

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 42

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'Z'(acgarias), at the beginning of the list of capitula of Luke. Image taken from f. 42 of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal Bible'). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 4v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 4v

Decorated initial with spirals and interlace at the beginning of an extract from Luke 24. Image taken from f. 4v of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 16v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 16v

Zoomorphic initial 'D' at the beginning of a prayer attributed to Pope Gregory the Great. Image taken from f. 16v of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 63v

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 63v

Detail of a illuminated initial 'D'(ix[it] insipiens in corde suo) at Psalm 52. Image taken from f. 63v of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209-... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 181

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 181

Detail of illuminated initial 'B'(enedictus), with foliate motifs, at Psalm 143. Image taken from f. 181 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 71

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 71

Illuminated initial 'D'(eus reppulisti nos) at Psalm 59. Image taken from f. 71 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209-211) followed by prayers... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 125

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 125

Detail of illuminated initial 'D'([omi]ne exaudi orationem meam), with beakhead, foliate, and knotwork motifs, at Psalm 101. Image taken from f. 125 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in ... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 64v

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 64v

Detail of illuminated initial 'D'(eus in nomine tuo saluum me fac) at Psalm 53. Image taken from f. 64v of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff. 209-... more

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 164

Illuminated initial from BL Harley 2904, f. 164

Illuminated initial 'A'(d dominum cum tribularer), with foliate motifs, at Psalm 119. Image taken from f. 164 of Psalter (the 'Ramsey Psalter' or 'Psalter of Oswald'), in the Gallican version, with a litany (ff... more