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Florio’s Montaigne – and Shakespeare’s?

27 February 2015

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was born on 28th February 1533, and by the time of his death 59 years later had enriched French literature with a new genre – the essay. Brought up by his father to speak Latin as...

St Pancras Intelligencer no. 37

27 February 2015

Here's the latest edition of the St Pancras Intelligencer, our now monthly round-up of news about news. So here are the highlights from February 2015. It's been a full month, what with one thing and another - Peter Oborne quitting...

New online collections – February 2015 – Part 2

26 February 2015

This blog features the final three new projects available online this month. These are EAP164, EAP566 and EAP684. EAP164 digitised collections which document pre-industrial society on the Ukrainian Steppe. During the last 10 years the Zaporizhzhia Learned Society of Ya....

Powders, leeches, and castor oil

26 February 2015

The East India Company provided free medical treatment to their London warehouse labourers in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The sad story of William Poulson shows that the Company took their duty of care towards their workers very...

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