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A Calendar Page for April 2015

02 April 2015

To find out more about the London Rothschild Hours, take a look at our post A Calendar Page for January 2015. Calendar page for April, with decorative border comprising a Zodiac sign, architectural column and roundels, and bas-de-page scene, from...

Newspapers remotely

01 April 2015

African-American newspapers Users of the British Library's newspaper collections have three main choices: if they have a Reader's Pass, they can come to the Newsroom at our St Pancras site, or use the reading room at our Yorkshire site in...

A Medieval Medical Marvel

01 April 2015

A medieval potion, described in a 1000 year-old manuscript kept at the British Library, has recently been shown to have 'astonishing' antibiotic properties, capable of defeating the 'superbug' MRSA. Boudewijn Dominicus looks at the science behind this 'ancientbiotic'. Medieval medicine...

Team Americas, redux

01 April 2015

A slight deviation from the usual posts focussed on our collections today. It is the 1 April, which means that as well as the discovery of unicorn cook books and other tall stories, it is the start of the financial...

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