Michelle P. Brown is Professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. She was previously (1986-2004) Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library. She is one of the leading experts on Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, and has published extensively on this topic. Some of her best known publications are:

  • A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600. British Library & Toronto University Press: London & Toronto, 1990; rev. ed. 1994; 1999.
  • Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts. British Library: London, 1991.
  • Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Glossary of Technical Terms. British Library and J. Paul Getty Museum: London & Malibu, 1994.
  • The Book of Cerne: Prayer, Patronage and Power in Ninth-Century England. British Library & Toronto University Press: London & Toronto, 1996.
  • The British Library Guide to Writing and Scripts: History and Techniques. British Library & Toronto University Press: London & Toronto, 1998.
  • with Patricia Lovett, The British Library Historical Source-Book for Scribes. British Library & Toronto University Press: London & Toronto, 1999.
  • The Lindisfarne Gospels: Society, Spirituality and the Scribe. British Library, Faksimile Verlag & Toronto University Press: London, Luzern & Toronto 2003.
  • Painted Labyrinth: The World of the Lindisfarne Gospels. British Library: London, 2003.
  • How Christianity Came to Britain and Ireland. Lion Hudson: Oxford, 2006. (Reader’s Digest edition, 2007)
  • St Paul’s Cathedral. Jarrold: Norwich, 2006.
  • The Luttrell Psalter: A facsimile with Accompanying Commentary. Folio Society & British Library: London, 2006.
  • The World of the Luttrell Psalter. British Library: London, 2006.
  • The Lion Companion to Christian Art. Lion Hudson: Oxford, 2008.
  • Manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon Age. British Library & Toronto University Press: London & Toronto, 2008.
  • The Holkham Bible Picture-Book: A Facsimile with Accompanying Commentary, Transcription and Translation. Folio Society & British Library: London, 2008.
  • The Lindisfarne Gospels and the Early Medieval World (2010).