This talk will focus on the appeal of the Prose Brut tradition in the Middle Ages with a view to examining the relationship between the large number of manuscripts it survives in (over 200) and relatively little scholarly interest from modern scholars. It takes a broad view of how the text was presented to modern audiences (including the Lambeth Palace witnesses to the text) by generations of cataloguers and scholars, and what a renewed interest in it might entail.
Please note that tickets must be booked individually and we need each attendee’s name for security purposes.
This event takes place in the Bancroft Room, Lambeth Palace Library (new building, entrance on Lambeth Palace Road). Please arrive 10 minutes before the advertised start time to allow time to take the lift to the top.