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Henry's Psalter

This book of psalms was Henry's personal copy, used for private devotion. The rich illustrations show how he wanted to be seen as a modern-day King David, a pious harpist slaying the Goliath of the papacy. His marginal notes reveal his innermost thoughts. James Carley of York University, Toronto, talks to Rob Ainsley about this beautiful and intriguing little book.

Extracts from Henry's Music (Obsidian CD705) courtesy of Obsidian Records. Buy from the British Library Shop.

MP3 file, 13 mins 20 secs, 5.34 MB