‘Royal Devotion: Monarchy and the Book of Common Prayer’
An 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:
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′
Doors open 5.15pm (admission by Library exhibition entrance). Lectures will take place in the Guard Room, Lambeth Palace, at 6 p.m. Exhibition closes for ticket-holders at 8pm. Refreshments will be available after the lecture.
Tickets (including free viewing of the exhibition before and after the lecture) £12 each. Season ticket for the series of four lectures £35. Tickets by pre-booking only. To book lecture tickets please telephone 0743 204 4820, email email@example.com or write to Visitor Manager at the address below, enclosing a cheque payable to Lambeth Palace Library.
Royal Devotion exhibition booking information: Tickets cost £12 Adults, £10 Concessions (over 60s, student and unemployed), under 17s free. Price includes printed exhibition guide. To buy tickets and for more information visit www.lambethpalacelibrary.org or call 0844 847 1698
Tuesday- Friday 11.00-13.30 and 14.00- 17.00 (last entry 16.00), Saturdays and Bank Holidays- 11.00-16.00 (last entry 15.00)