Library History Seminar

As part of the Library History Seminar series Dunstan Roberts (Trinity Hall, Cambridge) will give a talk entitled ‘Spirituall Garrisons’? Catholic Books in Protestant Libraries at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 4 June in the Guard Room, Lambeth Palace.

Whilst it is widely known that some seventeenth-century religious libraries were intended to serve as ‘spiritual garrisons’, there is much still to be learned about the physical interactions between Protestant readers and the Catholic texts contained in many early modern libraries. This paper will explore a range of evidence from different libraries for the use and reception of Catholic texts by English Protestant readers.

Intending visitors are asked to contact Mary Comer in advance.

For further information on this seminar series please see the Library History Seminar webpage.