Library

The Cathedral Library was built in the mid-fifteenth century over the East Cloister.

It houses the book collection of the Chapter in two areas: the Chained Library and the Reading Room.

Featured Book of the Month : AUGUST

BURNET, Gilbert     History of the Reformation of the Church of England (3 vols.)   (1679)

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Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715) became Bishop of Salisbury in 1689 when he returned from the Netherlands at the time of the Glorious Revolution. He was a Scottish historian fluent in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, French and Dutch.

His three volume History of the Reformation of the Church of England first appeared in 1679 and he received the thanks of Parliament for his work.

The Library has 9 other works by Burnet.

The frontispieces of Vols 1 and 2 are well worth displaying.

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