Your Favourite Manuscript: The Results
Recently we asked the loyal readers of our blog and our Twitter followers (@BLMedieval) to name their favourite manuscript. We were chuffed to receive so many responses, and here is a small selection of your favourites. Some people did nominate books and manuscripts in Cambridge, Oxford, Paris and elsewhere (shame!), but we're going to restrict this list to medieval manuscripts in the British Library's collections. Well, we would, wouldn't we? Nobody went for Beowulf, interestingly -- we're assuming that's a massive oversight on your part. But they're all great choices, we think you'll find, and impossible to pick a winner!
The Theodore Psalter (Add MS 19352), nominated by Gretchen McKay, and shown below
The Caligula Troper (Cotton MS Caligula A XIV), nominated by James Aitcheson
The De Brailes Hours (Add MS 49999), nominated by @mediumaevum and Jennifer Lyons, and shown below
Gregory the Great (Cotton MS Tiberius B XI), nominated by Kevin Jackson
The Bristol Psalter (Add MS 40731), nominated by Robert Miller
A Dutch chronicle (Cotton MS Vitellius E VI), nominated by Sjoerd Levelt
A burnt Royal manuscript (Royal MS 9 C X), nominated by Andrew Prescott, and shown below
Leonardo da Vinci (Arundel MS 263), nominated by @maxinthebox
The New Minster Liber Vitae (Stowe MS 944), nominated by @saxonbowman, and shown below
Thomas Hoccleve's Regiment of Princes (Arundel MS 38), nominated by @melibeus1
The Huth Hours (Add MS 38126), nominated by @bxknits, and shown below
An Icelandic manuscript (Add MS 4860), nominated by @SMcDWer
The Luttrell Psalter (Add MS 42130), nominated by Damien Kempf, and shown below
The Travels of John Mandeville (Add MS 24189), nominated by David Jupe, whose wife, Barbara, plumped for the Luttrell Psalter.