2005 Macclesfield Psalter

An NHMF grant of £860,000 helped the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge to purchase an exquisite 14th-century illuminated manuscript called the Macclesfield Psalter. The Psalter, which is small enough to hold in the palm of a hand, consists of a series of detailed illustrations ranging from fantastic fables to charming ‘vignettes’ about everyday life in the 1300s.