Christopher de Hamel
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
The man who has examined more medieval manuscripts than anyone in history, Christopher de Hamel, invites us into intimate conversations with 12 of the most famous manuscripts in existence to explore nearly a thousand years of medieval history. He introduces the Hours of Jeanne de Navarre, the private prayer book of a French queen, as small as the palm of her hand, which was passed from princess to princess down the royal line to three queens of different countries, each a direct descendant of the canonised French king, Saint Louis, until it was looted on the personal orders of Hermann Göring. Cultural best-seller of the season; ‘an endlessly fascinating and enjoyable book’, says Neil MacGregor.
10 July 2017
2.15pm - 3.15pm
Pavilion Arts Centre