Launch of the Wolsey Manuscripts website

14th May 2017


On Thursday, 11 May, Christ Church and Magdalen College launched a collaborative project designed to reunite two of their greatest treasures, the Gospel and Epistle Lectionaries commissioned by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in the final years of the 1520s. The Wolsey Manuscripts site ( uses the latest in web design and digitization technology to provide a platform to view these two manuscripts side-by-side, how they were originally intended to be. The site also has the ability to mount past, current, and future research on these two enigmatic manuscripts. The images and articles are freely available to researchers around the world.