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Westminster Abbey

In terms of functional history Westminster Abbey’s is more diverse than most. It has been abbey, pilgrimage church, cathedral; it is now a collegiate church and Royal Peculiar. The foundation document of modern Presbyterianism was written within its walls and its chapter served as a House of Parliament for centuries. This highly original book shows us how to look at this microcosm of history with new eyes.

Richard Jenkyns is Professor of the Classical Tradition, University of Oxford, and author of a number of books including Dignity and Decadence: Some Classical Aspects of Victorian Art and Architecture.

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Authors of new, non-fiction books talk about their work and answer your questions before a signing session. If you are unable to come in person we will be happy to arrange a signed copy for you with a personal dedication if you wish.


Richard Jenkyns | talks


Date and Time:

29 June 2004 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The British Library
96 Euston Road
+44 20 74 12 72 22

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