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Medieval depictions of the Crusades

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Levantine Crusades, military campaigns with the avowed purpose of capturing Jerusalem and the Christian holy sites in the Near East, took place between 1095 and 1272 or 1291. Long after the Crusader states fell, however, they loomed large in...

'South Asia Series' talks from April to June 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The British Library is pleased to announce the next set of talks in the ‘South Asia Series’, from April till the end of June 2017. This is a series of talks based around the British Library's South Asia collection and...

Beethoven's tuning fork

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Recently, we've been working hard to digitise autograph manuscripts relating to major composers found in our extensive music collections. These include a number of manuscripts in the hand of Beethoven, who died 190 years this week (26 March 1827). Portrait...

Report on Rebels

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Polly Russell, Lead Curator for Politics and Public Life, reports on our event to mark International Women's Day 2017: 'Rebels in the Archives'. Earlier this month, to mark International Women’s Day, the British Library hosted ‘Rebels in the Archives’, a...

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