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Microfilms at Boston Spa

05 May 2015

It's great to be able to announce a major step forward in offering equal access to our news collections across both our sites, at St Pancras in London and Boston Spa in Yorkshire. As of today, all British Library newspaper...

A British Reverse in East Africa - from the War Office Archive

05 May 2015

The recent attack by al-Shabab gunmen on a university in Garissa, north-eastern Kenya, demonstrates the threat still posed by the group, despite its losing control of the main cities and ports in Somalia. Conventional military tactics often prove ineffective against...

Reference Services: assisting with your enquiries

05 May 2015

Rachel Brett of the Reference Services team – and a specialist on the Library’s extensive art and design collections – explains how she and her colleagues handle the thousands of enquiries they receive from Readers every month. As a reference...

Anne Blunt - ‘Noble Lady of the Horses’

05 May 2015

Lady Anne Blunt née King (1837-1917) was a keen keen artist, horsewoman and traveller. She recorded her experiences in a series of diaries and in her beautifully illustrated sketchbooks, which are held at the British Library (Add MS 53817-54061). Watercolour...

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