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David Starkey’s Magna Carta on BBC2 – Mon 26 Jan

David Starkey’s Magna Carta examines the origins of the document issued by King John in 1215. Starkey visited the Library to see the original manuscript

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New National Newspaper Building

More than 60 million newspapers spanning three centuries will be preserved and made accessible for generations to come

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Murder in Piccadilly: New British Library Crime Classic

With Bobbie Cheldon’s happiness in jeopardy due to his miserly uncle, the stage is set for murder!

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Treasures Gallery closed Fri 30 Jan – Wed 5 Feb

The gallery will be closed to accommodate a special event where the four surviving 2015 Magna Carta manuscripts will be exhibited – find out about our upcoming exhibition

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