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The Illustrated Guide to Medieval Love, Part II

14 February 2016

Walking down your local high street over the past few weeks, you might have noticed some peculiar changes. Card shops have transformed into love-heart themed grottos filled with fluffy bears and pink gift wrap. Florists have been whipping themselves up...

Spotlight on… Original Dating

11 February 2016

We asked Andrew, the founder of Original Dating, a few questions about starting a company that deals in the business of love.

Don Quixote as Napoleon: propaganda in Spain’s war of independence, II: the print.

11 February 2016

The Mexico edition of Francisco Meseguer, El Don Quixote de ahora con el Sancho Panza de antaño, was published in 1809, after the Córdoba edition of the same year. It includes a the coloured fold-out cartoon apparently not present in...

The Earliest English Poet

11 February 2016

Today is the feast day of Caedmon, the first known English poet. As well as being the first named poet in the English literary tradition, he is also a significant figure in the history of people who hate singing in...

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