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The Defiance of Zaki Khan

30 March 2015

In the middle of 1826, the British Resident at Bushire, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Ephraim Stannus received intelligence that the forces of the Imam of Muscat were threatening a seaborne attack on the Persian port of Bushire. Stannus communicated the news to...

The Anglo-Saxon Origins of Medieval Justice

29 March 2015

Our major Magna Carta exhibition is now open in London, but for those of you who can't come to the British Library in person, over the coming months we're going to showcase some of the exhibits on this blog. You...

The Greek Manuscripts of Robert Curzon, Part II

28 March 2015

(For Part I, see this post). Today we continue our journey through the Greek manuscripts acquired by the 19th-century bibliophile and traveller Robert Curzon. Add MS 39604. Gospel Lectionary (Gregory-Aland l 344), with notes of lessons and names of months...

Access to Understanding 2015: Who Won What?

27 March 2015

With the Access to Understanding awards ceremony just about wrapping up, we can now announce the winners… First place was awarded to Philippa Matthews for her entry ‘Rolling back malaria: A journey through space and time’, which described research exploring...

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