View and Talk: Treasures of Lambeth Palace Library
- Lambeth Palace |
One of the earliest public libraries in England, Lambeth Palace Library was founded in 1610 by Archbishop Richard Bancroft. In celebration of the Library’s 400th anniversary, an exhibition is on show in the Great Hall of the Palace, drawing on a rich and diverse collection of manuscripts, archives and books, some of which will be on display for the first time. The exhibition reveals how the collections have developed since 1610 and explores the history of the people who owned or used them as aids to prayer. Highlights include a Gutenberg Bible printed in 1455, the warrant for the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots and books owned by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Charles I. Curator Lyn Scrivener will give a talk to introduce the exhibition.
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