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Theatreland Raid by the ‘Baby-Killers’

13 October 2015

On this day 100 years ago the German Navy authorised a bombing raid on London using five Zeppelins. This was not the first raid which had been carried out against Great Britain. The first bombs fell on the night of...

Electronic Beowulf 4.0

13 October 2015

It is a pleasure to report that Kevin Kiernan, one of the world's foremost Beowulf scholars and editor of Electronic Beowulf, was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame on 9 October 2015....

'Following the Chartists around London' event (BL Labs Competition winning project)

13 October 2015

British Library Labs Competition (2015) winner Dr Katrina Navickas showcased some of the results from her winning project at the ‘Following the Chartists around London’ event, held at the British Library on Monday 21st September. Katrina’s project, the Political Meetings...

Problems in Deccani and Mughal drawings: a marbled ox fight and the Virgin of the Apocalypse

12 October 2015

This blog continues my recent series of posts on the Library’s Deccani collections with one on Deccani drawings and specifically Deccani Christian subjects from Richard Johnson’s collection. At least that was the original intention, given that there are ten drawings...

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