Online Exhibitions

Gloucester Historia online

We are pleased to be able to offer freely online a parallel image and translation of the chronicle of our monastic history written by our monks around the 1390s.  This has been made possible through a placement from the University of Bristol, MA in Medieval Studies.  We are extremely grateful to the University and to Carol.  We hope that this will assist anyone wishing to study the medieval history of St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester.  Please click on the image to the right and the edition will open in a new window.  The web edition is best viewed on screen with two pages next to each other.  We hope you find it interesting and useful.

Please note that as this is a historic text it may represent views that may be sensitive and may or may not be the historic opinions, ideas and beliefs of the monks at St Peter’s Abbey in Gloucester.  The Cathedral does not endorse the information in the document, likewise the opinions represented in this document do not represent Gloucester Cathedral.  While the document contains opinions that may be considered prejudiced, stereotyped or offensive, it should be remembered that the document is an important resource in the study of past cultures.  We take our responsibilities as a repository of such material seriously. 

If you find any of the material concerning or offensive, you are welcome to contact us at   

Parallel Image and Translation of Historia  We make this freely available for research and study, but reserve all publication rights.  If you wish to publish or reuse any part hereof, please contact us to discuss. 


Living Archive Exhibition Online

For over 5 years we have been collecting the living memories of those who have worked, volunteerd, visited and worshipped at the Cathedral.  We are delighted to be able to share some of the stories and memories already submitted via a digital exhibition created as part of a student placement from the University of West of England MA curation studies: "Different Characters, Connected Memories".  We hope you enjoy seeing, hearing and reading a small selection of what we have received.

If you want to know more about the project and to share your memories wiht us, please see our webpages:


Library exhibition online

The Library has a permanent display of twelve panels illustrating the history of the room, the library of St Peter’s Abbey, which was once housed there, and the library and archives of Gloucester cathedral. A pdf version of this display can be accessed below.

When the room is open to the public there will also be a number of printed works and prints and drawings on display, with explanatory notes for each. 

Online versions

The Libraries of St Peter’s Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral

Printer Printable Version

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