16 May 1840
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A royal search for illumination
Could an illuminated Bible have been commissioned by Henry II, trying to find biblical precedents for the disasters of his own life? / BY MARGARET HEBBLETHWAITE
The next pope
Catholicism in Western Europe is moribund and only a pope offering doctrinal clarity will make the faith compelling / BY GEORGE WEIGEL
In defence of bookworms
In a transactional, technological world riven by crisis, have literature and philosophy become redundant? / BY ZENA HITZ
Choppy waters for pilgrims’ progress
An ambitious proposal to redevelop the riverside Marian shrine lying south of Walsingham village is meeting stiff opposition / BY ELENA CURTI