• Medieval Monarchs’ Books Showcased By British Library

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    It is a remarkable collection: 154 of the books are on display from a collection of more than 2,000, collected by kings from Athelstan, who described himself as the first king of Britain in the mid-10th century, to Henry VIII.

    That they have survived in excellent condition is largely due to the fact that George II donated many of them to the nation in 1757 and more came from a collection gathered by his grandson, George III.

    Their successor, the Queen, is touring the exhibition on Thursday.

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