Today is the official publication date of A History of the Bishop’s Palace at Ely: Prelates and Prisoners which has been published by the Ely Society with the support of King’s Ely. The book marks the re-opening of the Old Bishop’s Palace in September 2012 after its acquisition by King’s Ely in January 2010.
The book tells the story of the Bishop’s Palace from 1486, when the East Tower was built by Bishop Alcock, to the present day, and traces the transformation of a mediaeval palace into the form of an 18th century country house.
On Wednesday 10th October I shall be speaking to the Ely Society about the history of the Palace, and on Friday 12th October I shall be signing copies of the book in the Palace itself. The book is on sale in Ely bookshops Topping and Co., Burrow’s, the Cathedral Shop and Ely Tourist Information Centre (Oliver Cromwell’s House) for £3.99.