The Great Bible is often seen as a monument of English reform – but could it also contain the first known example of political photoshopping in early modern England? Printed in 1538-9, it was to be purchased by every parish church in the realm. Its creation was overseen by Henry VIII’s chief minister, Thomas Cromwell. […]
Author Archives: Eyal Poleg
I am a historian of objects and faith. My work has explored the ways material culture can inform us on the history of medieval and early modern religion. This combination first arose from a BA in history and photography and an MA in Comparative Religion (Jerusalem), followed by a doctorate in history (London) and a subsequent British Academy postdoctoral fellowship in Edinburgh. I often liaise with scientists, curators and conservators in the analysis of historical objects. A Material History of the Bible, England 1200-1553 was recently published by Oxford University Press for the British Academy.
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