An extraordinary display of medieval seals – including one belonging to King Henry VII – has opened to the public [Fig. 1]. The exhibition, entitled ‘Small Objects of Power’ is being held at Berkshire Record Office, Reading, and admission is free.
Included in the exhibition, which celebrates a very personal form of medieval art, are the seals of two archbishops of Canterbury, the seal of the Master of the Knights Hospitaller in England, and the special lead seal or bulla of a fourteenth-century pope. To find out more about the exbihition, contact the Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading RG1 6AF, or call 0118 937 5132. The exhibition runs from April to August and is open at the Record Office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am – 5pm, on Thursdays 9am – 9pm, and on Fridays 9am – 4.30pm.