Tuesday, May 08, 2012

'Royal Devotion: Monarchy and the Book of Common Prayer'

exhibition at Lambeth Palace Library, London, curated by Brian Cummings and Hugh Cahill, 1st May - 14th July, 2012. This exhibition traces the close relationship between royalty and religion from medieval to modern times. It tells the story of the Book of Common Prayer and its importance in national life. This story is illustrated with books, manuscripts and objects, many of which have royal or other important provenances. For details and tickets see: http://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org/content/royaldevotion There is also a series of public lectures to accompany the exhibition (for details see attached flier, also available on website above): 10 May - Professor Eamon Duffy, 'Latin for Lay People; Medieval Prayer Books' 31 May - Revd. Dr. Judith Maltby, 'The Prayer Book Under Duress: Public Worship in the Civil War and Interregnum' 6 June - Professor Brian Cummings, 'The Genesis of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer' 5 July - Professors Stephen Taylor and Philip Williamson, 'Coronation, Prayer Book, and People 1660-1953'


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