Collection items

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  • A plan of Landguard Fort

    Pen and Ink, Map

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

  • Ancrene Wisse

    Manuscript

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

  • 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

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

  • 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...

  • 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

    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

    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

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

  • Plan of Mexico City

    Woodcut, Map

    This woodcut has two separate elements: a chart of the Gulf of Mexico in which south is at the top, and a plan-view of t...

  • Satirical imitation bank notes

    Print, Image

    Few details are known about who created these imitation banknotes – or why – except that they were produced between 1818...

  • Strawberry Hill

    Etching, Aquatint, View

    This view of Strawberry Hill from the south-west is taken from the road outside the grounds of the house of Horace Walpo...