This event will be held online.
Helen Kemp and Anna-Lujz Gilbert explore the public libraries of early modern England. Anna will outline the development of library provision across England and how these sat within their local societies. Helen will share a study of Thomas Plume’s Library in Maldon, Essex which he placed in the newly-renovated St Peter’s church in the 1690s with the books made available for consultation and borrowing.
For more information and to book see: https://www.balh.org.uk/event-balh-balh-local-history-hour-public-libraries-in-early-modern-england-and-the-case-of-thomas-plume-2021-06-24