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An African Abbot in Anglo-Saxon England

Thursday, October 27, 2016

To commemorate Black History Month in the United Kingdom, today we tell the story of one of the first Africans to visit Anglo-Saxon England. The man in question was Hadrian (d. 709), the abbot of St Peter’s and St Paul’s...

Writer in Residence update: Books mean Business

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

An update from our Writer in Residence, looking back at the ten months Melissa Addey has spent with us.

The private life of the Canadian beaver

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The beaver is famous as a grafter: hence his adoption as one of the symbols of that industrious people, the Canadians.

Fragments of Sikkim

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Pema Abrahams' blog describes her recently awarded project (EAP880) that seeks to preserve, document, digitise, and make accessible a collection of approximately 100,000 documents from the Sikkim Palace Archives, 1875 – 1975. Sikkim is a landlocked state of India, hidden...

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