Malmesbury's Medieval Library


The medieval library in Malmesbury once held many precious manuscripts. Over 30 are known to exist in different libraries around the world today and roughly half have been digitised. 

We have created a virtual library of these manuscripts - currently starting with a few of them:

This beautiful drawing comes from a late Anglo-Saxon manuscript from Malmesbury that is now in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. It shows a woman symbolising Faith attacking a man who symbolises Discord.