Dr Harry Spillane (University of Cambridge): ‘The Bishops’ Bible, Archbishop Matthew Parker, and the Elizabethan Church’

03/05/2023 at 17:30 19:00

The Bishops’ Bible, which was first printed in 1568, has frequently been cast as a useless and widely unpopular translation of the Bible into English. However, by exploring what the intended purposes of the Bishops’ Bible were, and by paying attention to the wealth of images, prefaces, maps, diagrams and heraldic devices within it, a different story emerges. This talk explores the role that Archbishop Matthew Parker played in the creation of the Bishops’ Bible and sheds new light on this neglected version of the English Bible.

All are welcome, but those wishing to attend should book a free ticket on Eventbrite or email archives@churchofengland.org not later than Monday 1 May.

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.


Lambeth Palace Library

Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7JT
020 7898 1400
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