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Personal gifts from Mr Churchill

26 January 2015

This week the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill is being commemorated. There has been a flood of articles analysing his role in British history. Untold Lives would like to highlight three little-known files in the India Office...

David Starkey on Magna Carta

26 January 2015

If you've been watching and listening closely, you may have realised by now that the year 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the granting of Magna Carta. The British Library is heavily involved in these global commemorations — two of...

The Death of a Political Agent: Captain Shakespear

24 January 2015

Today, 24 January 2015, marks 100 years since the death of colonial officer and Arabian explorer and photographer, Captain William Henry Irvine Shakespear, who died in a battle at Jarrab between the forces of Ibn Saud, the founder of modern-day...

Polar publishing (Locked in the Ice pt II)

23 January 2015

Above: 'The North Georgia Gazette and Winter Chronicle', image from Archive.org. BL copy at: P.P.5280. January may be almost over but, just in time, here is Team Americas' first blog post of 2015 (and so Happy New Year to you...

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