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20 April 2021 Digital scholarship
It is wonderful to be collaborating with Leeds Libraries on their online Games Jam this month, which is encouraging people to create playful interactive adaptations of books in the BBC’s Novels that Shaped Our World list. Eye-catching artwork for the...
20 April 2021 Untold lives
In previous Untold Lives stories, we met two of Major William Down’s children, Arabella and Charles. Now, for the final instalment of this scandalous tale, we have their sister Eva Magdalene Crompton Down. Eva was born in St John’s Wood,...
20 April 2021 Medieval manuscripts
In the prologue to the Canterbury Tales, Chaucer’s prioress is accused of speaking an inferior version of French learned in Stratford rather than in Paris: Frenssh she spak ful faire and fetisly, After the scole of Stratford atte Bowe, For...
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