‘The hooly blisful martir for to seke’: Manuscripts with Chaucer’s pilgrims


‘The hooly blisful martir for to seke’

Manuscripts with Chaucer’s pilgrims

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 Monday 25 March 2024

 4.30–5.30pm (GMT)


  Free, booking required

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About the event

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales tell the story of pilgrims 'from every shires ende / Of Engelond to Caunterbury they wende’. Experience these journeys, both real and imagined, through discussion and sharing of medieval manuscripts from the Bodleian collection live under the visualiser. 

Dr Alison Ray, archivist at St Peter’s College, and Dr Andrew Dunning, RW Hunt Curator of Medieval Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, will explore the new iconography that developed after Thomas Becket’s murder, the impact of his death on Oxford’s religious houses and how Canterbury became a significant pilgrimage destination. 


Dr Alison Ray is Archivist at St Peter’s College, Oxford.

Dr Andrew Dunning is RW Hunt Curator of Medieval Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries.

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This event takes place online via Zoom. The event is free, and registration is required. Once you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.

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