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Prospect recommends: The Genius of Illumination

By Laura Marsh  

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination British Library, 11th November-13th March 2012, Tel: 01937 546546

The illustrations in Henry VIII’s personal copy of the Psalms are as revealing as the annotations he made in its margins. On display at the British Library from November, the drawings show a stout, doublet-clad figure—indistinguishable from the Tudor king—doing battle with Goliath and posing as King David. Jean Mallard, the artist and scribe, clearly knew how to flatter.

The library’s first major…

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