Free public lecture: St Albans, Oxford and the fate of the books of Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester

at Zoom

Speaker: Dr David Rundle

Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester (1390-1447) is, in death, associated with two places: the cathedral of St Albans and Oxford’s Bodleian Library. His tomb rests in the former abbey; his books were intended to reside in Oxford. This talk will discuss his munificence to Oxford, the sad fate of his library and the significance of St Albans to his bookish activities.

David is a lecturer in Latin and Palaeography in the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent. He is an intellectual historian of late Medieval and Renaissance Europe, with particular interest in the cultural connexions between Italy and England. He is author of The
Renaissance Reform of the Book and Britain (Cambridge, 2019).

Note: at the suggestion of the speaker, this is a Public Lecture. Non-members may attend this talk without charge. Please register using our Eventbrite page.

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