THE BRITISH LIBRARY

Medieval manuscripts blog

19 December 2011

Last minute Christmas ideas

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Scot McKendrick & Kathleen Doyle, Royal Illuminated Manuscripts from King Athelstan to Henry VIII: £10

With Christmas under a week away, you might be interested in these Royal-related gifts available exclusively from the British Library shop. There are presents for everyone aged from 5 to 105, including jewellery and scarves, books and prints, teapots, and cuddly toys.L_ISBN_5051876135575[1]


Teapot -- Royal Beasts: £64.95

Impress your loved ones with the range of "Royal Beasts" earthenware designed specially by Emma Bridgewater, inspired by our exhibition Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination. Children of all ages will adore this cuddly lion, the King of Beasts.

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Toy lion: £8.99

The British Library shop stocks Royal-related badges, bags, bookmarks, brooches, earrings, mugs, necklaces, notebooks, scarves, ties ... the list could go on and on. Gifts range from £3 (badges and magnets) to £395 (the fascsimile of King Henry VIII's sumptuous choirbook, Royal 11 E XI).

Gifts are available online or in person from the British Library near St Pancras International Station in London (open until 18.00 on Thursday, 22 December, reopening on Wednesday, 28 December).

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Mug -- God creates heaven and earth: £10

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