Compiled and written between 1430 and 1450 by Robert Thornton, a Yorkshire squire, this manuscript includes the text of the alliterative Morte Arthure, a unique survival.
Swiss physician Conrad Gesner is often considered to be the father of modern zoology. His Historiae Animalium (1551-1558) is believed to be the earliest modern zoological work.
Peter Lombard made his name as a teacher at the Cathedral School in Paris. His Commentary on the Psalms was written before 1148 and was widely studied. This copy is thought to have belonged to the Abbot of St Benet of Hulme in Norfolk; it was given to the Cathedral Library in the seventeenth century.
This beautiful 15th century book of psalms belonged at one time to William Maurice Wright JP (1873-1956) of Wold Newton near North Thoresby in the Lincolnshire Wolds.