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May 22, 2019
Claudia Cragg (@ClaudiaCragg) speaks here with Christopher de Hamel, whose most recent book is Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts. This work won the Wolfson History Prize for history written for the general public and the Duff Cooper Prize for best work of history, biography, or political science.
For 25 years from 1975, he was responsible for all catalogues and sales of medieval manuscripts at Sotheby's worldwide, and from 2000 to 2016 he was librarian of the Parker Library in Cambridge, one of the finest small collections of medieval books in the world.
De Hamel is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. He has doctorates from both Oxford and Cambridge, as well as several honorary doctorates.
He is a Fellow of the prestigious Society of Antiquaries of London and a member of the Roxburghe Club.