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  • Admiral Lord Nelson’s Battle of Trafalgar Memorand...

    Letter, Manuscript

    On 9 October 1805, twelve days before the Battle of Trafalgar, naval officer Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) sen...

  • Chinese oracle bone

    Bones

    Oracle bones were used for divination over three thousand years ago in ancient China and they are among the oldest items...

  • Christabel Pankhurst in Daily Graphic

    Newspaper

    Christabel Pankhurst, together with her mother Emmeline and sister Sylvia, was one of the leaders of the women’s suffrag...

  • Elizabeth I's 'Tilbury speech'

    Manuscript

    This document records the famous speech supposedly delivered by Queen Elizabeth I in 1588 to her troops assembled at Til...

  • Florence Nightingale's letter to Sidney Herbert

    Letter

    This frank letter was written by Florence Nightingale to the Secretary of State for War, Sidney Herbert. A century after...

  • Genealogical chronicle of the English Kings

    Manuscript

    Chronicles of English history were presented both in codex (book) and roll form. The rolls were ideally suited to the pr...

  • Henry VIII’s Psalter

    Illuminated manuscript

    Written and illuminated in 1540 by an emigré from the court of the French king Francis I, King Henry VIII’s Psalt...

  • James Gillray's satirical prints

    Print, Book

    This album of satirical prints is about the stormy relationship between the British government and the East India Compan...

  • Lady Jane Grey's Prayer book

    Book, Manuscript, Prayer book

    This tiny Book of Prayers, written in English, is probably that used by Lady Jane Grey on the scaffold at her execution...

  • Lansdowne Charter 667

    Manuscript

    One of two copies of a Hebrew deed of sale of a house in Norwich in the parish of St. Peter, in Mancroft Street by Oshay...

  • Magna Carta 1215

    Manuscript, Charter

    John, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine and Count of Anjou, to his a...

  • Magna Carta, 1225

    Manuscript, Seal, Charter

    On 11 February 1225, King Henry III (r. 1216–72) issued what became the final and definitive version of Magna Carta. It ...

  • One and Other

    Audio visual

    This is the single largest collection in the Library, numbering millions of UK websites, many of which are no longer “li...

  • The Communist Party manifesto

    Pamphlet

    The Communist Manifesto (Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei)  has been described as the single most important piece of ...

  • Tiberius Bede

    Manuscript

    Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People was completed in 731. The work tells the story of the conversion of ...