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This ornate pair of compasses is part of a set made by Bartholomew Newsum (c. 1530–1587), the clockmaker to Elizabeth I....
A Mirror for Magistrates is a collaborative collection of poems in which the ghosts of eminent statesmen recount their d...
These notorious manuscripts appear to support the idea of Christopher Marlowe as the wild boy of Elizabethan literature....
Engraving, Hand-Colouring, Map
This Harley Manuscripts map of the English Heptarchy, or the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, was probably taken from the bot...
The 15th and 16th centuries saw an outburst of scholarly interest in Greek literature in western Europe. The arrival of...
The 3rd-century CE author Athenaeus is known today for his long work, the Deipnosophistae (‘Dinner Sophists’). This work...
The original binding of Additional 28821, a volume containing Byzantine musical texts, is now kept separately, having de...
The catena, a biblical commentary that proceeds verse by verse, was a popular interpretative tool in the Byzantine world...
Manuscript, Image, Illustration
This early 17th-century manuscript contains unique coloured drawings of the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth I, who...
Greek colonists took the alphabet to Italy, where the Etruscans changed it to suit their needs. These 16th-century notes...
Ongoing developments in Greek music resulted in the appearance of the ‘kalophonic’ (beautiful-sounding) style of chant. ...
The Byzantine poet Manuel Philes (c. 1275–c. 1345) is best known now for his work De Animalium Proprietate (‘On the Natu...
The treatises of Hero of Alexandria (mid-1st century CE) on pneumatics and automata were hugely popular in the Byzantine...
Although most of the manuscripts of the works of Hero of Alexandria (1st century CE) in the British Library contain both...
This remarkable manuscript, completed on 7 May 1545, contains a range of treatises on warfare and weaponry, including te...