Past exhibitions at Lambeth Palace Library
Royal Devotion - Monarchy and the Book of Common Prayer
1st May - 14th July 2012
A celebration of the religious life of the monarchy in an exhibition marking the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and the 350th anniversary of the revised Book of Common Prayer. The exhibition charted the relationship between Crown and Church and its embodiment in the history of the Book of Common Prayer, one of the most important books in the English language.
S Parker from Loughton “I so enjoyed the human touch to be found in these manuscripts. A beautifully presented exhibition”
Caroline from East Grinstead “Thank you for this powerful and moving exhibition”
Susie from Chiswick “A mind-blowingly wonderful exhibition. Very uplifting”
Andrew from Twyford “ … History, politics, religion and faith all in one”
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Version
25th May - 29th July 2011
This exhibition sets in historical context the translation of the sacred texts of the Bible into the languages of everyday life. At the centre of the exhibition is the 1611 edition of the King James Version, set in the context of the scholarship which created it.
Frank from Surrey “A wonderful display tracing the history of the book which has contributed so much to English language, literature and culture”.
Richard from Dallas USA “A privilege to see this work - very well explained”.
Carrie from Malaysia “Impressive collection and excellent interpretation”.
Kerry from Surrey “Another excellent exhibition provided by Lambeth Palace Library”.
Lorraine from Canada “Breathtaking! A touching exhibition”.
Treasures of Lambeth Palace Library - 400th Anniversary Exhibition 1610–2010
17th May – 23rd July 2010
Lambeth Palace Library is one of the earliest public libraries in England, founded in 1610 under the will of Archbishop Richard Bancroft. In celebration of its 400th anniversary in 2010, the Library is opening a fascinating exhibition to the public in the Great Hall of Lambeth Palace.
Susan from St. Louis USA “Truly a treasure”.
George from Nottingham “A first class exhibition. Thank you”.
Mr and Mrs Brooks from Devon “Wonderful thought provoking history. Beautiful.”
Malcolm from London “A privilege to see such remarkable manuscripts”.
Elizabeth from Kent “A wonderful, eye-opening exhibition”.