Bodleian Library - Oxford
Timeline: 1645 Oxford
Charles I had a note sent to asking to borrow a book:
The Bodley's Librarian John Rouse had to explain that he simply couldn't lend one out. All books stay inside the library and have done since it's conception.
A King’s Present Day Musings:
The Bodleian is a wonderful place to visit.
Built in the 15th Century, wondrous architecture and of course its books with over 12 million printed items and one of the oldest in europe.
Friendly and entertaining tour guides are on hand to take you around areas accessible to public. Just book yourself on a tour and get absorbed in the history and see the area where Charles and Henrietta sat in specially built booths to read in private and of course admire his majestic bust on display.