Royal Devotion: Monarchy and the Book of Common Prayer

Monarchy and the Book of Common Prayer
Lambeth Palace Library
1 May – 14 July 2012 Tuesday – Saturday & Bank Holiday Mondays 7 May & 4 June

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. The centrepiece of the exhibition will be the 1662 revision of the Book of Common Prayer. Other highlights of the exhibition include:

A 1549 printing of the Book of Common Prayer

Medieval illuminated manuscripts, including the Book of Hours of Richard III

Queen Elizabeth I’s personal prayer book and a copy of the book of private devotions compiled for Queen Elizabeth II in preparation for her coronation

The Book of Common Prayer used at the wedding of Queen Victoria

Charles I’s own handwritten revision of State Prayers

Opening Times

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).

Tickets are issued with timed entry slots. The time you select is the earliest time you can enter the exhibition.

£12 Adults, £10 Concessions (over-60s & students & unemployed), under-17s free.

Price includes printed exhibition guide. Tickets on sale from 15 February. During the opening celebration week (1-5 May) all tickets are £6 (no further concessions).

To buy tickets visit the Ticketmaster exhibition website or call 0844 847 1698.

For any other enquiries please ring: 07432 044820

There is also a series of lectures to accompany the exhibition:

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