Exhibition

Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens

Open until 20 Feb 2022

Queens. Cousins. Rivals.

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Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

For visits from 19 July, you will not need to pre-book to visit the Treasures Gallery. If you want to visit before 19 July, use the following link to book your slot:

Events at the Library

At the Library Course

Portrait Masterclass: Elizabeth and Mary

Be inspired by portraits of our powerful pair of queens before tackling your own storytelling portrait

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Other events

At the Library and online

Panizzi Lecture 1: Woodblock Publishing in China’s First Age of Print

In this first of three Panizzi lectures, Professor Cynthia Brokaw explores why woodblock printing or xylography, remained, throughout China’s pre-modern history, the major print technology.

Online Course

Learn Live: Memoir – Building Your Characters

Make sure the characters that appear in your own story are brought to life on the page

Limited places
At the Library and online

Panizzi Lecture 2: The Publishing Boom of Early Modern China and Late-Ming Book Culture

In this second lecture in the Panizzi series, Cynthia Brokaw considers the dawn of early modern China, the growth of commerce and the rapid increase in the population of city dwellers and how this spurred a publishing boom.

At the Library

Slavery and Resistance in Jamaican History

A day of practical talks and workshops from leading historians of 18th-century Jamaica.

Tours of the Library

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit

Treasures tour

A one-hour journey through some of the Treasures of the British Library

Conservation Studio Tour with BSL Interpreter

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action