Sunday, July 25, 2010

Rare Textus Roffensis on display at Rochester Cathedral

An Anglo Saxon manuscript said to have inspired the Magna Carta is going on display in Kent this week. The Textus Roffensis, dated 1123 AD, was named best hidden treasure by the British Library in 2007.

The display of the manuscript in Rochester Cathedral's crypt coincides with an academic conference at the University of Kent's Medway Campus. It was written by a monk in St Andrew's Priory at the cathedral, and contains legal and monastery records.

The manuscript last went on public display six years ago, and can be seen from 26 to 28 July.

Click here to read the news article from BBC

See also Textus Roffensis: Law, Language and Libraries in Early Medieval England – conference at the University of Kent