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  • A plan of Landguard Fort

    Pen and Ink, Map Created date: 1725

    Cliffs, fields, roads, shoals and inlets are shown on this King’s Topographical Collection map of Harwich on Essex’s Nor...

  • Ancrene Wisse

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1200

    In the early 13th century, three sisters decided to each have themselves walled up inside a cell. They chose to live alo...

  • Anonymous letter to City of London Police about Ja...

    Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 5 October 1888

    In autumn 1888, five women in east London slums died at the hands of an unknown man. The murderer became known as ‘Jack ...

  • Anonymous review of Frankenstein from the Edinburg...

    Book, Journal

    This anonymous review of Frankenstein seems to be governed by the author's religious faith and knowledge of contemporary...

  • Anonymous review of Jane Eyre

    Periodical

    This is an unsigned review of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre from an American women’s magazine, The Mirror of Literature, ...

  • Buddhist texts and Ten Birth Tales

    Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: 1800-1870

    The image shows a scene with horses and deer from Buddha’s last birth tale, Vessantara Jātaka, showing Prince Vessantara...

  • Colour print depicting the Peterloo Massacre

    Print, Image

    On 16 August 1819, a meeting of peaceful protestors campaigning for parliamentary reform was broken up by the Manchester...

  • Give us our rights!

    Pamphlet

    One of the most immediate effects of the French Revolution in Britain was to foster support for domestic political refor...

  • 'Konlabot'

    Paper folding book Created date: 1800-1870

    The image shows an illustration of two entwined Naga, or mythical water serpents. See more of this manuscript at our Dig...

  • Letters from an Exile at Botany Bay

    Book

    Letters from an Exile at Botany Bay was published anonymously in 1792, but we know it is the work of Scottish artist Tho...

  • Map of the Peterloo Massacre and portrait of Henry...

    Book, Map, Illustration, Image

    Where is this map from? This map is bound within a lengthy account of 16 August, 1819, the day now known as the Peterloo...

  • Middle English Bestiary

    Manuscript Created date: 1275–1300

    This manuscript contains a copy of the Physiologus, a collection of stories about animals and plants. It is the basis fo...

  • Molo di Napoli

    Gouache, View Created date: 1794

    A gouache drawing of Vesuvius erupting in June 1794

  • Narrative of the Cato-Street Conspiracy

    Book, Illustration, Image

    In May 1820 a daring group of political radicals, led by their revolutionary leader Arthur Thistlewood, plotted an audac...

  • Pearl

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1400

    The anonymous poem Pearl, is one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature. It was composed in the West Midlands ...