Anglo Norman Resources

Images of the Aberdeen Bestiary
"The Aberdeen Bestiary (Aberdeen University Library MS 24) is considered to be one of the best examples of its type. The manuscript, written and illuminated in England around 1200, is of added interest since it contains notes, sketches and other evidence of the way it was designed and executed."


Middle English Resources

Opening of the Wife of Bath's Tale, Ellesmere Chaucer
The Ellesmere Chaucer manuscript is on permanent display at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


The Opening of the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales read in Middle English
This page requires the free QuickTime plug-in and was based on a reading by Jane Zatta , obtained from http://www.siue.edu/CHAUCER/prol.html.


The Miller from the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales read in Middle English
This page requires QuickTime; the audio is based on a reading by Alfred David, Indiana University, obtained from http://web.wwnorton.com/nael-audio/miller.wav


Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight
This is a reading in Middle English of Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight, ll. 1319-1352, the sundering of the deer. It requires QuickTime.


Getty Museum manuscript images
This page leads to images of a variety of medieval and renaissance manuscripts from the collections of the Getty.


York Corpus Christi Pageant Simulator
The Second Shepherds' Play, one of the plays thought to be by the "Wakefield Master" belongs to the York cycle. This site explores, with maps and animations, the procession of the carts through the town. and questions of staging.


The York Mystery Plays
This site, from the York Early Music Foundation, has information about the history of the plays, their performance, and video clips in RealAudio format. You'll need the free RealAudio player to see the clips.