Illuiminations of "Medieval Realms" brings Middle Ages to life

On its website, the British Library offers a collection of medieval manuscripts on a number of subjects offering insight into medieval life. Also available is the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts.

From the webiste:

Illuminated manuscripts are the survivors of the Middle Ages, shedding light on both the great events of the period and the everyday life of ordinary people. In this web resource you will be able to examine evidence in a number of medieval manuscripts, finding out more about the social history of the period.

Categories include:

  • Towns
  • Rural life
  • Music, literature and illuminated manuscripts
  • Women
  • Monsters
  • Food
  • Church
  • Medicine
  • Death