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Jewels make the Virgin Queen

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Queen Elizabeth I (r. 1558–1603) amassed an extraordinary collection of objects made from and decorated with gold, silver and precious stones, as demonstrated by two inventories that were drawn up during her lifetime. Aside from the regalia that she inherited...

Going for gold: exploring Olympic & Paralympic resources

Monday, August 10, 2020

By Helena Byrne, Curator of Web Archives, The British Library Screenshot of the British Library website related to social science research and the Olympics/Paralympics during London 2012 https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/en/archive/20120724080955/http://www.bl.uk/sportandsociety/index.html Originally, Sunday 9th August, 2020 would have been the closing ceremony of...

Magic and Divination in Ethiopian Manuscripts

Monday, August 10, 2020

One of the most beautifully illustrated 18th-century amulet scrolls featuring a rider bearing a lance fighting a horned demon armed with a sword. (Or 12859) With the exception of a few works, magic, medicine, talismans, and divination in Ethiopian manuscripts...

Meet Sol Ramos, founder of London Basketball Nation and Start-ups in London Libraries participant

Monday, August 10, 2020

There were a strange couple of months in 2020 where team sports were essentially non-existent. As they are slowly creeping back to normality, we wanted to celebrate one of the sports businesses who took part in our Start-ups in London...

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