Turning the page on King Henry VIII’s gift
A lavishly-illustrated mediaeval book which once belonged to King Henry VIII is to go on display for the first time.
The Aberdeen Bestiary, created in England in around 1200, will be shown in Gilded Beasts, an exhibition at Aberdeen University.
Bestiaries are illustrated books of animals, some real and some mythological, which were used to provide Christian moral messages.
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