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12 April 2015

Guess the Manuscript With A Difference

Today we're playing Guess the Manuscript with a difference. Normally you can find the answer on the British Library's Digitised Manuscripts site, but that won't be any help this time round. Instead, the manuscript below is found in our Magna Carta exhibition ... but which item is it? A lead will be found on our dedicated Magna Carta website, produced by our Learning team, but just to be extra awkward we're not going to include the link here.

 

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We'll give you the answer soon. Go on, it shouldn't be too difficult. Answers as usual can be submitted on the comments field below or on Twitter to @BLMedieval.

Update (13 April): And the answer is ... well, it wasn't that hard, the Nightmares of Henry I, on loan to the British Library from Corpus Christi College, Oxford. But be warned, the next one will be really devious.

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The Nightmares of Henry I, by John of worcester (Worcester Cathedral Priory, 12th century): Oxford, Corpus Christi College, MS 157, p. 382W

 

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy is open at the British Library until 1 September 2015

"The show is a feast for anyone with an interest in medieval history or how the freedoms we cherish were devised and defended" (The Daily Telegraph)

"Magna Carta, it turns out, still packs a mighty emotional punch" (The Guardian)

"Four years in the making, this exhibition is a huge success, encompassing 1,000 years of political and cultural history with a surprising and impressive array of items" (History Today)

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