Using it, you can search a wide range of online primary sources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain, during the period 1000-1500.
Contents include literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers. These provide a wealth of data central to the study of English language, literature and history during the middle ages.
- Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060-1220 - catalogue of all known manuscripts which contain English, dated from c. 1060 to 1220
- Middle English Grammar Project – the Middle English Grammar Corpus (MEG-C); Middle English texts transcribed from manuscript or facsimile reproduction
- Late Medieval English Scribes – catalogue of all scribal hands in the manuscripts of the English writings of five major Middle English authors
- Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership – electronic text editions of early printed books
- The Taxatio - detailed records of the assessment of English and Welsh ecclesiastical wealth undertaken in 1291-1292
- The National Archives - descriptive catalogues for all documents dating between 1000-1500 from collections such as the State Papers, records of the Admiralty, Chancery and Exchequer, the Court of the King’s Bench and Petitions and Seals
- Online Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts - British Library’s descriptive catalogue of 2,000 illuminated manuscripts originating in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
- TEAMS Middle English Texts – over 400 annotated editions of key literary works for teaching and research
NB: Manuscripts Online partners the Jisc-funded Connected Histories website which provides a similar search service for the period 1500-1900.