The Earl, the Heir and the Psalter: the puzzle of the Ormesby Psalter reconsidered

Dr Frederica Law-Turner, J Clawson Mills Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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13:00 - 13:45
Weston Library
Broad Street
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Lecture Theatre

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Lectures and seminars
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Admission Free
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The Ormesby Psalter is perhaps the most magnificent yet enigmatic of the great Gothic psalters produced in England in the first half of the 14th century and one of the greatest treasures of the Bodleian Library. Its pages sparkle with gold and rich colours, and its margins are inhabited by vibrant birds and beasts. Picked up and abandoned unfinished by successive patrons, the book’s production has always puzzled scholars. Dr Law Turner’s recent publication casts a new light on its history.