The Book of
Margery Kempe

Joel Fredell, editor

Facsimile and Edition

Wynkyn de Worde Pamphlet


Special Characters

Code Samples


Legal and Funding

The Project Team

Legal and Funding

Facsimile and Edition

This online edition of The Book of Margery Kempe is a project of Southeastern Louisiana University and Humanities Online, both under the direction of the university's Department of English.

All images of London, British Library MS Add. 61823 are courtesy of the British Library Board, and freely available on this site as materials in the Public Domain under the terms specified by the Creative Commons.

All transcripts of London, British Library MS Add. 61823 are made by Joel Fredell, and freely available on this site as materials in the Public Domain under the terms specified by the Creative Commons.

Wynkyn de Worde Pamphlet

All images from Cambridge University Library Sel.5.27, "Here begynneth a shorte treatyse of contemplacyon taught by our lorde Ihesu cryste / or taken out of the boke of Margerie kempe of lynn." are © Cambridge University Library.

Funding Support

The Kempe project is indebted to the following agencies for funding to digitize London, British Library MS Additional 61823; to train staff in XML encoding, XSLT programming, and web development; and to support server and staff infrastructure for the Kempe website:

Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund Undergraduate Enhancement Subprogram
LEQSF(2009-10)-ENH-UG-35, LEQSF(2012-13)-ENH-UG-26

Louisiana Board of Regents Support FundAwards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars Subprogram


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