Christopher de Hamel in Ely

Monday 17th October 2016

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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There is something truly bewitching about the manuscripts of the past; a sense of the care and the craftsmanship that created them. In Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts Christopher de Hamel introduces us to some of the most fascinating documents in our history and to the people who owned them; kings, queens, saints, scribes, artists, librarians, thieves, dealers, collectors and the international community of manuscript scholars. He traces the elaborate journeys which these exceptionally precious artefacts have made through time and space, who has owned them or lusted after them, how they have been embroiled in politics and scholarly disputes, how they have been regarded as objects of supreme beauty and luxury and as symbols of national identity.