Online Lecture: Elizabeth and Mary – Curators Talk, British Library via Zoom, 16th February 2022, 19:30-20:30 GMT

This is an online event hosted on Zoom. Bookers are sent a link in advance giving access.

Take a look behind the scenes with the British Library curators of Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens, as they talk about the process of putting together this extraordinary exhibition.

Join Andrea Clarke and Karen Limper-Herz to find out how they selected some of the Library’s most exceptional 16th-century manuscripts and printed works to bring the dramatic story of the queens to life.

Andrea Clarke is Lead Curator of Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts at the British Library. She co-curated the Library’s exhibition Henry VIII: Man and Monarch in 2009, and Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion in 2019, and is lead curator of Elizabeth & Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens. She is the author of Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance (2011) and Tudor Monarchs: Lives in Letters (2017).

Karen Limper-Herz is Lead Curator of Incunabula and Sixteenth Century Printed Books at the British Library. She is co-curator of Elizabeth & Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens and also co-curated Georgians Revealed: Life, Style & the Making of Modern Britain in 2013. She is Hon. Secretary and Vice President of the Bibliographical Society of London.

Book online via this link.


Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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