Royal books to be displayed in London

Over 100 illustrated books, previously owned by British monarchs, will go on display at the British Library in 2011. The manuscript exhibition will include "medieval and Renaissance books and other literary artefacts."

Library historians are now engaged in uncovering information about the books, manuscripts and letters, as well as the scribes who created them. Included in the exhibit will be "a copy of Philippe de Mezieres's letter to Richard II and the Shrewsbury Book of romances presented to Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, as a gift for their marriage in 1445."