South Bank London

Moral & Material Decay: Four Centuries of the Court of Arches

Peer into the naughty corner and see the allegations over the centuries from the most senior ecclesiastical court.

Opening Hours

Mon–Fri 9:30am–5pm. Also open on Sat 2 Sep and 9 Sep 10am–5pm


This event has ended.

19 Jul - 20 Oct 2023

Ticket Information

No booking required. Entrance is free.

Location Info

Lambeth Palace Library, Lambeth Palace Road, London, UK

Lambeth Palace Library invites you to peer into the naughty corner and see the allegations drawn from the courtroom of the Province of Canterbury’s most senior ecclesiastical court over the centuries.

The records of the Court of Arches follow misbehaving clergy, watchful servants and members of the gentry with much to lose, as they battle their way through allegations of infidelity, defamation and wayward religious practices. This exhibition explores some of the themes that dominate the court and illuminates social relations and practices over four hundred years.

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