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

31 October 2017 1.00pm 1.45pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Dr Frederica Law-Turner, J. Clawson Mills Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Friends of the Bodleian -


This lecture will cast a new light on the history of the Ormesby Psalter, 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. Dr Law Turner's recent publication answers many questions as to its patronage and purpose, and associating it for the first time with turbulent life of John de Warenne.

The lecture will be accompanied by a small display of the Ormesby Psalter.


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

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