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On Monday 28th October, Kristine Rose-Beers, Senior Conservator at the Chester Beatty Library spoke on  ‘The Walsingham Bible’ at the Parish Hall.

The bible was made at Walsingham Priory in the 12th century, and is in the collection at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin.

The Walsingham Bible is an impressive example of Romanesque manuscript illumination, and one of only two books to survive from the library of Walsingham Priory in Norfolk, England.
A rare example of the magnificent large bibles commissioned in the 12th century, Kristine’s talk concentrated on the materiality of this stunning manuscript—that is the way in which it was made, and the evidence of its lifetime as preserved in its pages today.

Kristine explained what is known of the bible to date; there is scope for deeper research to be done on it.

You can visit the Bible on the web: the pages have been fully digitised and can be seen on the Chester Beatty Library website.

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