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Don Quixote as Napoleon: propaganda in Spain’s war of independence, I.

09 February 2016

Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote (1605, 1615) has not only inspired later writers, artists and subsequently film-makers, but his characters have also been used for other purposes, notably in propaganda and advertising. The behaviour of Don Quixote himself, whether seen as...

Concerts, sports days and vegetable shows

09 February 2016

PhD students are invited to apply for a new placement which focuses on the British Library’s collections of First World War printed ephemera. This is an opportunity to examine an alternative perspective on what went on behind the lines on...

Growing up: business success stories

08 February 2016

Here are some of the inspiring stories of businesses who moved from start-up to growth stage with our help.

Happy Chinese New Year!

08 February 2016

Today is Chinese New Year (the Year of the Monkey) and to celebrate we thought we would share with you some of the amazing images we have of China made by the artist William Alexander (1767-1816) who was appointed draughtsman...

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