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A Calendar Page for July 2015

01 July 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 July, with decorative border comprising a Zodiac sign, roundels, and bas-de-page scene, from the London Rothschild...

What's the catch?

30 June 2015

On 23rd June the British Library hosted its 29th TalkScience event entitled ‘Fishing and marine protection: What’s the catch?’ For anyone who missed the event you can now watch the whole thing on Youtube. We have also summarised the highlights below.

Never use your employer’s printing office for your own writings

30 June 2015

The Treaty of Amiens which ended the war between Britain, France, The Batavian Republic and Spain, prompted the Dutch to attempt to reclaim, amongst others, the Cape Colony in Southern Africa. A former possession of the Dutch East India Company,...

Break of service

30 June 2015

As Wimbledon fortnight swings into action, spare a thought for poor Thomas Tomkins who died at Madras in 1834 because of tennis. The Madras Club was founded in 1832. 800 members had enrolled by the time of the second general...

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