Category Archives: British Library

The Magna Carta at the British Library

As you would expect, the British Library has a major exhibit bringing together extant copies of the Great Charter. Also announced today, the cover of our #MagnaCarta exhibition book @britishlibrary @BLMedieval http://t.co/1aqwlokHsJ pic.twitter.com/2XGIaKpOQG — Julian Harrison (@julianpharrison) February 2, 2015 … Continue reading

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New British Library music blog

OK, so you already know that I am a big fan of the British Library manuscript blog. Here’s a new one: New Music blog: Female pipings in Eden: Ethel Smyth's fight for women's rights. http://t.co/Kc7uVkCM7w #IWD2014 — The British Library … Continue reading

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A new British Library manuscript

Here is lovely picture is the Roman Emperor Vespasian suffering from leprosy. So, is this a medieval medical text? Here's an image from the medieval manuscript just acquired by @britishlibrary @BLMedieval http://t.co/sYQvCPBMKK pic.twitter.com/OCapPUyRWz — Julian Harrison (@julianpharrison) March 6, 2014 Follow … Continue reading

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Planting season!

Now that March is here, its time to get out in the fields! A calendar page for March; tilling the soil, 15th-century style. http://t.co/kri0akrIPM pic.twitter.com/hFb31B1a4G — The British Library (@britishlibrary) March 4, 2014

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British Library debate on the First World War, 2/24/2014

On February 24, the British Library kicked off the centenary of the beginning of the Great War by sponsoring a debate. Participating were Gary Sheffield, Annika Mombauer, Dan Todman, and Neil Faulkner . "The First World War: The Debate" video now online at http://t.co/xmssUpjPZu /via … Continue reading

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Check out this 8th century manuscript!

Sometimes I feel that I do nothing on this blog but shill for the British Library. Perhaps they should pay me! If you are interested in the Middle Ages at all, I really suggest that you open the link embedded … Continue reading

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Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours

BBC Channel 5 is running a series, Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History. In the first episode, Henry and Anne (then a lady-in-waiting to Queen Catherine) wrote flirtatious messages to each other in Anne’s Book of Days. You can … Continue reading

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