MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN WOMEN
Part 1: Manuscripts from the British Library, London
This project brings together a unique collection of manuscripts from the 12th to the 17th centuries describing women's lives, their status, and their literary achievements. Part 1 is based on the holdings of the British Library and contains:
- Three manuscripts of Marie de France (fl.1181), with various Lais.
- Manuscripts of Julian of Norwich (c1343-c1413), the mystic, including the famous Revelations of Divine Love.
- The Revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden.
- Thirteen manuscripts relating to Christine de Pisan (1363/4-c1429), including texts of Le Livre de la Cité des Dames, Le Livre des Trois Vertus, the Corps de Policie, and Le Livre des fais d’Armes et de Chevalerie.
- The manuscript autobiography of Margery Kempe (c1373-c1439).
- The diary of Lady Margaret Hoby (1571-1633).
- The Queen Mary Psalter (Royal 2 B vii), made for an unknown patron in the early 14th century and later presented to Queen Mary Tudor in 1553.
- Numerous diaries, letters and papers of 16th and 17th century women from Elizabeth Jocelyn to Margaret Roper.