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Humphry Repton, Landscape Gardener

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Humphry Repton is acknowledged as the last great landscape designer of the 18th century. He died 200 years ago, on 24 March 1818, aged 65. Repton claimed that during his career he worked for over 400 clients. Not all the...

Shine a light on past entertainments with In the Spotlight

Friday, March 23, 2018

In this post, Dr Mia Ridge and Alex Mendes provide an update on the Library's latest crowdsourcing project... People who've explored In the Spotlight, our project helping make historic playbills more findable, might have noticed a line of text just...

Linguistics at the Library – Episode 5

Friday, March 23, 2018

PhD placement students, Andrew Booth and Rowan Campbell write: This week is a bumper episode because Andrew and Rowan are joined by Rosy Hall, who completed her PhD placement at the British Library in 2017! We discuss island communities and...

With the Hampshire Pioneers in the Kaiserschlacht

Friday, March 23, 2018

This blog has been following the six members of the Library Departments of the British Museum who died during the First World War. The last-but-one casualty was 11351 Sergeant John Frederick Nash, M.M., of "B" Company, 11th (Pioneer) Battalion, Hampshire...

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