The 'Southwark Hours' An Illustrated Talk by Eleanor Jackson

Talk Friends of Southwark Cathedral

Presented by The Friends of Southwark Cathedral

In 2018, the British Library acquired an illuminated medieval manuscript, the ‘Southwark Hours’, from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark (the British Library, Add. MS 89309).

The manuscript is a particularly fine example of a Book of Hours, a type of prayer book for the laity, made in Paris in the last quarter of the 14th century.

In this talk by Eleanor Jackson, curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library, we will take a closer look at this exquisite manuscript, exploring its making, meaning and use.