Welcome to Manuscripts Online

Manuscripts Online enables you to search a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500. The resources include literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books which are located on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers.

Discover our resources

We are adding new resources to Manuscripts Online all the time. Hover your cursor over the thumbnails to discover more about the individual resources.

  • The Auchinleck Manuscript icon
  • The Norman Blake Editions of the Canterbury Tales icon
  • British History Online icon
  • British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts icon
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance icon
  • Cause Papers in the Diocesan Courts of the Archbishopric of York, 1300-1858 icon
  • The Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse icon
  • Early English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership icon
  • Europa Inventa icon
  • Geographies of Orthodoxy: Mapping Pseudo-Bonaventuran Lives of Christ, 1350-1550 icon
  • Imagining History: Perspectives on late medieval vernacular historiography icon
  • Late Medieval English Scribes icon
  • Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain icon
  • Manuscripts of the West Midlands icon
  • Middle English Dictionary icon
  • The Middle English Grammar Corpus (MEG-C) icon
  • Middle English Texts Series icon
  • The National Archives icon
  • Parker on the Web icon
  • Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060-1220 icon
  • The Taxatio icon

Announcements

Introductory Video and Final Report

The project has published its final report for JISC, which is available here: manuscripts-online-final-report.pdf

Contribute Your Own Resource

Manuscripts Online has now completed its JISC-funded phase, with all resources and functionality available by the end of January. We are now seeking expressions of interest from other, relevant content providers and resource developers. Please refer to our guidance for further information about this.

Current resources are as follows:

  • The Auchinleck Manuscript
  • British History Online
  • British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance
  • Cause Papers in the Diocesan Courts of the Archbishopric of York, 1300-1858
  • Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership
  • Europa Inventa
  • Geographies of Orthodoxy: Mapping Pseudo-Bonaventuran Lives of Christ, 1350-1550
  • Imagining History: Perspectives on late medieval vernacular historiography
  • Late Medieval English Scribes
  • Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain
  • Manuscripts of the West Midlands
  • Middle English Dictionary
  • The Middle English Grammar Corpus (MEG-C)
  • Middle English Texts Series
  • The Norman Blake Editions of the Canterbury Tales
  • Parker on the Web
  • Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060-1220
  • The Taxatio
  • The Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse
  • The National Archives

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Manuscripts Online (www.manuscriptsonline.org, version 1.0, 26 July 2014), http://www.manuscriptsonline.org/