TREASURES OF THE LIBRARY PODCAST: Dr Margaret Connolly describes the Roll of Kings

Echoes from the Vault

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In the summer of 2013, the University Library set out to capture the reactions of academic and library staff when encountering their favourite items from the Special Collections Division. For this project, authors for articles for Treasures of St Andrews University Library (London, 2010) were asked to speak about the item or collection they highlighted in this publication.

In this podcast, Dr Margaret Connolly, of the St Andrews Institute for Medieval Studies, describes the Roll of Kings, a 15th century genealogical roll of the English monarchy, with a brief vernacular chronicle. A gift to the University by an anonymous donor in 2003, this is a good example of this type of royal propaganda, produced during the reign (and probably the minority) of Henry VI. Visually representing the line of royal succession from William the Conqueror to Richard II (the final portion is now missing) through its graphic…

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