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Delacroix, Shakespeare and the London Stage in 1825

22 July 2016

29 June 1855. Othello. Pleasure sublime and total; the tragic force, the succession of scenes and the gradual build-up of interest fill me with an admiration which will bear fruit in my mind. I saw once again that same Wallack...

Updated List of Digitised Manuscript Hyperlinks

22 July 2016

Saints and monsters and centaurs, oh my! Continuing our tradition of releasing roughly every 3 months an updated list of hyperlinks of ancient, medieval and early modern manuscripts digitised by the British Library, we are pleased to present our most...

Zine but not heard: printed ephemera and research

21 July 2016

by Fearghus Roulston, PHD student working on the British Library's zine collections The British Library’s Punk 1976-1978 exhibition, marking punk’s 40th anniversary, hits some familiar and satisfying beats. Malcom McLaren as Situationist svengali; the Sex Pistols as trend-setting provocateurs; the...

Harry Michie - With the Roughriders in the Mediterranean

21 July 2016

Earlier this month, we remembered Charles Robert Dunt, a museum clerk who became the first member of the library departments of the British Museum to die in the First World War. On 21 July the Museum also lost Sergeant Harry...

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