A Look at the Earliest Uses of Paper in Exeter Diocese. Paper, the rag-pulp writing material most often associated with print culture in Early Modern Europe, made its debut in Western Europe well before the advent of print.
This talk will draw, in particular, on the best-preserved record accounts of Exeter diocese showing the earliest surviving record of paper in South-West England, written in Bishop Grandisson’s own hand.
Together, we will explore the beautiful Italian art of medieval paper watermarks that have been like hidden treasures in Exeter, now being revealed for the first time in 800 years.
£5, booking essential. Tickets available from 01392 285983 (Monday to Friday) or book online.