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The Death of a Countess and the Draw of Local History

21 November 2014

Some time ago, in my blog post about the Austro-Italian Front of the First World War, I mentioned the accidental death of Lucy Christalnigg, which occurred in the tense months before war broke out, and rather presaged it. Shortly after...

Jolly chuffed to spend a very hockey sticks weekend in Dulwich village

21 November 2014

Jonnie Robinson, Lead Curator of Spoken English, writes: Last weekend I went to Dulwich to watch my daughter play hockey, which gave me the opportunity of exploring Dulwich village for the first time. The highlight of a thoroughly pleasant stroll...

Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships at the British Library

21 November 2014

Opening leaf of the Old English epic poem ‘Beowulf’, 4th quarter of the 10th century or 1st quarter of the 11th century, Cotton MS Vitellius A XV, f. 132r This is a reminder that the deadline for applications for a...

The Slave Trade at Aden, Part 2

20 November 2014

We continue our story of the young man named Nusseeb, who was alleged to have been purchased as a slave by Ali Abdullah, supercargo of the ship Aden Merchant, and of the enquiry ordered into Nusseeb’s case by the Government...

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