This week the Great Parchment Book website passed another landmark with more than 65,000 page views since it was launched on 30 May 2013.
In addition, the Derry Guildhall exhibition – Plantation: Process, people, perspectives – which displayed an original folio of the Great Parchment Book for the first 10 months, has had 525,146 visitors from its opening in June 2013 until the end of October 2014. A new object from the Hunt Museum Limerick went on display recently for a six month loan – a rather beautiful seal in gold with emeralds, diamonds and rubies, regarded as the personal seal of King Charles I. It is engraved with the letters CR (Carolus Rex) flanking a royal crown, and dates from the early 17th century.
We are really pleased that the Great Parchment Book has been seen and appreciated by so many both as an original folio in Derry, and remotely through the website.