28 January – 13 May 2012

Exhibition Room, Bodleian Library, Old Schools Quad, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BG
(Accessible for wheelchairs)

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 – 17.00
Saturday 9.00 – 16.30
Sunday 11.00 – 17.00

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What is the exhibition about?

The amazing variety of medieval romance continues to feed our imagination. This colourful exhibition reveals how its compelling stories have inspired writers and artists across the centuries from the early modern period (including Shakespeare, Ariosto and Cervantes); through medievalism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (including Walter Scott, Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris); to contemporary versions and adaptations (including manuscripts and drafts by J.R.R. Tolkien, Philip Pullman and the Monty Python team).

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