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Free Online Talk – Hidden Hands: The Lives of Manuscripts and their Makers

April 13 @ 7:30 pm BST

Hidden Hands is the fascinating, lively and illuminating history of manuscripts in England

Hidden Hands is not about manuscripts that changed the world, but about how surviving manuscripts connect us to lives in the past; without manuscripts, their stories would be erased.

From the Cuthbert Bible, to works including those by the Beowulf poet, Margery Kempe, Julian of Norwich, Sir Thomas Malory, Chaucer and Shakespeare, join Mary Wellesley as she delves into their production and preservation.

Find out how these priceless glimpses into history have survived the ravages of fire, water and deliberate destruction to form a picture of both English culture and the wider European culture of which it is part.

Mary Wellesley is a Research Affiliate at the British Library and medieval language and literature course tutor for the library’s adult learning programme. She is also a regular contributor to The London Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement, amongst others. Find Mary on twitter @marywellesley

What’s Online is a series of talks and events delivered by The National Archives’ experts and special guests. Talks last approximately 30-40 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A.

This online talk will be presented on Microsoft Teams.

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Date:
April 13
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Date:
April 13
Time:
7:30 pm BST
Event Categories:
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Other

Additional Information:
This is an online event