The Murder of Archbishop Becket (MS 6, f.136, detail)

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Queen Anne's Bounty First Charter (1704)

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English Book of Hours c.1280-1290 (MS 3599 f.64v)

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Interior of Newton in Clifton church, Staffs

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The Church
of England
Lambeth Palace Library has been designated
as an outstanding collection by the
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council