5:50pm Friday 3rd February 2012
VISITORS to Oxford’s Bodleian Library won’t find the Holy Grail, but they can find literary treasures now on show in a new exhibition.
They include comedian Terry Jones’ script for the 1974 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
It is among rare artefacts on display in an exhibition The Romance of the Middle Ages, which runs until May 13.
Other highlights include a draft page from JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, from 1946, and a copy of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, from about 1400.
Exhibition curator Dr Nicholas Perkins said: “It’s a great pleasure to open up the Bodleian’s wonderful collections for this exhibition. They are of huge importance in telling the story of romance, and include some of the most spectacular books from medieval Europe.”
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