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Coastal Memories

28 July 2015

A couple of weeks ago, Paul Nichols wrote about the sounds of Norfolk's Blakeley Point, where he works as a ranger for the National Trust. We now hear from fellow ranger Kate Martin, who is based in the formby area,...

Comprehensive, open and clear: explaining our Annual Report and Accounts

27 July 2015

The last year has been a momentous one for the British Library in all sorts of ways. From the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta to our 20 millionth reading room delivery, readers of this blog will know that we’ve passed...

Equality, Huh? Who Would Have Thought It?

27 July 2015

Our current major show, Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy, is about to enter its final weeks. The exhibition closes on 1 September, so hurry to see it while you still have the chance. If you're not aware, the reviews have...

King John’s teeth

27 July 2015

Julian Walker examines an unusual item included in the British Library's current Magna Carta exhibition and discusses what it might tell us about the infamous King John. One of the last items to be put into the Magna Carta exhibition...

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