A Visit To the Parker Library In Cambridge: Excursion

Sept. 19, 2017: -

Tim Connell promoted the event thus:

"Matthew Parker (1504-1575) was a key figure in a tempestuous period of English history, having been Master of Corpus Christi Cambridge, Vice-Chancellor of the University and Archbishop of Canterbury. He was a driving force behind the production of the Bishop’s Bible, a sponsor of the young Christopher Marlowe and an avid collector of ancient manuscripts, which he saved from the dissolution of the monasteries.


Parker’s collection, which he donated to Corpus in 1574, contains some quite remarkable material, ranging from Anglo-Saxon manuscripts to illuminated Bibles, not to mention medieval travelogues and maps, apocalypses, bestiaries and historical chronicles.

We will visit the Library at 2.30...Tea will be served at 3.45."


Ben Harris / New Court, Corpus Christi College

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