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13 September 2011

Monarchs, Lions and 'Nostra-dumbass': The Royal Exhibition in the Press

The Royal project team is delighted by the press coverage so far regarding the upcoming exhibition, Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination.

Coverage of the exhibition has centred on the revelations the dazzling books offer into the private and public lives of English kings, from the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors. The Guardian announced, 'British Library digs out decorative paintings to brighten up dark ages,' Reuters observed 'Illuminated manuscripts light up medieval monarchs,' and the Daily Telegraph remarked upon the exhibition's aim to 'shine a light' on medieval monarchs.

Adopting a narrower focus, the Independent featured one of the exciting objects on loan for the exhibition, a lion skull. The Daily Mail delved into the story of an astrology book whose predictions were horribly wrong.

China Central Television’s video coverage of the press briefing features some of the exhibition highlights, along with insights from Scot McKendrick, Head of History and Classics at the British Library:


- Royal project team


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