: @britishlibrary #didyouknow in 1895 one of the first recorded women’s football matches took place in London. Explore a century of women’s football through a free display of unique archive material now in #bltreasures Gallery. Find out more abo
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In 1895 one of the first recorded women’s football matches took place in London. Explore a century of women’s football through a free display of unique archive material now in our #bltreasures Gallery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in our bio to find out
@annasofiakessel @natashapmmann ah thank you!!xx
This notebook belonged to Robert Blake, the brother of poet, artist and engraver, William Blake. After Robert’s death in 1787, William began using it for his own notes and sketches and continued to work in it for over 30 years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Starting fro
@shaun.butler1 Blake was a maverick in his day.
Ever wondered how people kept a record of their friendships in a pre-digital age? Come and explore our #friendshipbeforefacebook exhibition – closing on 12 May. Don’t miss your last chance to see our collection of pocket-sized friendship albums up cl
@holypainter @802fenton they would be so medium quality
@naturaltannins Amazing! Written with Oak Galls Ink?
These letters record astronomical observations made by the Italian physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In his letters to Marc Wesler (a banker and magistrate in the town of Augsburg, Germany) Galileo identified sunspots correctly as m
‘How do I love thee? Let me count the ways I love thee to the depth & breadth & height’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote this famous sonnet during her courtship with the poet Robert Browning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The couple met in May 1845 and while h
For those starry-eyed about a new hobby this #newyear : the Dunhuang Chinese star chart is the earliest known map of the night sky. Produced in central China around 700CE, it shows over 1,300 stars visible to the naked eye – centuries before the teles
@dank1908 why don’t you get this account verified?
@scan_pete Seriously? No maps of the night sky painted or carved on a rock wall. Nothing from Mesopotamia, Australia or Meso America? Or do you mean the oldest sky map on paper? Fascinating anyway, but the oldest map - I wonder!
Thinking of trying your hand at a musical instrument for your #newyearsresolution ? Elgar’s Enigma Variations, on display in our #bltreasures Gallery, is perhaps something to aspire to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The last page shows the closing bars of the Finale, wit
@britishlibrary @florian_csizmadia Thanks for spotting that. We’ve made the correction.
Planning to discover your artistic flair and take up a spot of illustrating for 2019's #newyearsresolution ? Here's Audubon's spectacular Birds of America in case you needed a spot of inspiration... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ John James Audubon (1785 – 1851) was an or
@thewritecondition beautiful 💕
Ever heard of a ‘wodewale’ or the ‘roddoke’? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Within the illuminated pages of the Sherborne Missal, perhaps the largest and most lavishly decorated English service book to survive from the Middle Ages, are no less than 44 highly naturalistic
@happy_rebekah @mina_loves_art 😂 Maybe...
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This stunning seven-volume Qur'an was produced in Cairo for the Mamluk Sultan Baybars by the calligrapher Muhammad ibn al-Wahid and a team of illuminators. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Detailed, decorative and dazzling, it took around two years to complete. Each volume
@luisa_in_the_plane @books.and.needles 😍
Witness the moment of victory for Venus (right) as she is declared the most beautiful goddess in this 14th-century Italian manuscript, Carmina Regia. Paris presents her with a congratulatory olive branch, while Athena (left) accuses him of poor eyesi
@chikuynh @johno Athena, jelly from ancient times, am I her reincarnation?
In the late 1790s, William Blake (who was born #onthisday in 1757) began work on an epic poem, originally titled ‘Vala’. It was a lengthy exposition of the mythology of eternal man, whose ‘Perfect Unity’ is divided after the ‘Fall’. Planned as nine b
@b.ana5921 There are actually 10 nights (two versions of Night 7 which causes all sorts of confusion)!
@globeandorbit Love Blake, but dear lord, if only the man had better drugs.
William Tyndale was a scholar and theologian born in Gloucestershire at the end of the 15th century. His translation of the New Testament was the first to be printed in English. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is one of only three copies surviving from the 3,000 or s
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@giampaolodc @rei_vaj culo veo culo leo
'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' begins when a Christmas feast at Camelot – the legendary court of King Arthur – is interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious green knight riding a green horse. A masterpiece of Middle English literature, this poem
@kimberlyw953524 Timeless classic. I read a juvenile version to my 10 year old last week
As #armistice100 approaches we take a look at the work of poet Wilfred Owen. In May 1917, Owen was diagnosed with neurasthenia (shell-shock) and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital near Edinburgh to recover. It was there that he wrote several drafts
@sunsarmi @viclkay excellent! I remember teaching these in 1965, but fear poetry such as this has gone out of fashion...
Se você pudesse ver o original ou rascunho de um livro, poema ou música, qual seria?⠀ ⠀ E aí galerinha? Tudo bem? Eu ando numa correria só por causa do mestrado, mal estou com tempo de ler, tirar fotos e fazer resenhas! Mas para não sumir de vez euBritish Library
@tinyowl.reads @fronteirasliterarias queria ter explorado mais, inclusive está na minha lista de desculpas para voltar a Londres um dia! 😂😂😂
@ofcbrunamartins Heeey, tudo bem? Estou passando aqui para te convidar do sorteio de um livro, lá no meu IG ♥️
Emily Brontë used the Yorkshire moors as inspiration long before Wuthering Heights: her and her sister Anne’s imaginary island of Gondal bears quite a resemblance to their native county. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The fictional North Pacific island was invented by Em
@aae_mrsthomas @quillcrewaae seemed like something you’d be interested in!
@pollydove999 Love these handwritten scripts ,so full of moments, priceless.
For all you stargazers out there, this c. 1700 pocket globe with its own miniature sun at its centre, depicts the 12 zodiac constellations. It’s housed in a leather case with charts of the northern and southern celestial hemispheres pasted onto the
The daughter of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was educated as a mathematician because her mother feared her daughter may turn out to be a poet like her father. In this letter to Charles Babbage – a pioneer of early computers – Lovelace proposes a calcula
#onthisday in 1903, Emmeline Pankhurst formed the Women's Social & Political Union to campaign for female suffrage. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ WSPU member Olive Wharry was jailed several times, once for setting fire to a pavilion at Kew Gardens. This scrapbook record
@baypremium This is awesome!
The daughter of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was educated as a mathematician because her mother feared her daughter may turn out to be a poet like her father. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In this letter to Charles Babbage – a pioneer of early computers – Lovelace proposes
@lizw80 Totally going to use that as the reason we named our 12 week old daughter Ada! 👌
@aciirvin @ktirvin remember that weird play we saw at the Edinburgh fringe?
Ever been to the British Library’s little treasure room? Hand written letters by Virginia Woolf, sheet music from a 9 year old Mozart, scribbles from the Beatles, beautiful old maps and decorated religious manuscripts from all over the world: justThe British Library
@s.life.style Woaaaw wil ik💖
@alexxayd Cool post 👌👍💯
‘For it to go through the hands of so many other amazing composers in its lifetime – just to contemplate that journey is mind blowing.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When violinist Nicola Benedetti explored our collection for Sky Arts' Treasures of the British Library,
@richardjonespoet Quite beautiful to look at—it sparks the imagination!
The finely decorated Duke of Sussex’s Portuguese Pentateuch was produced in Portugal in late 15th century. The square script usually used for copying the Hebrew Bible has been replaced by an elegant semi-cursive hand – something which required fewer
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Regrann from @britishlibrary - On display in our #bltreasures Gallery: this stunning 15th-century festival prayer book according to Roman rite. Hebrew works were censored by church officials to remove passages that were considered blasphemous and th
‘Hamlet is an extraordinary role… You have to play a son, a prince, a lover, a griever, he’s a student, he’s funny… every part of you is exposed.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Actor Andrew Scott recalled playing Hamlet as one of the greatest challenges of his career du
@rebecalouzada @ketstrapazzon 😍 Que lindeza!
@ketstrapazzon @rebecalouzada a sua biblioteca também tem um exemplar desse assim, aberta ao olhar do público? Hahahaha básico
On display in our #bltreasures Gallery: this stunning 15th-century festival prayer book according to Roman rite. Hebrew works were censored by church officials to remove passages that were considered blasphemous and the signatures of three Christian
William Henry Fox Talbot, who died #onthisday in 1877, was a pioneer of photography. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The first photographic technologies produced during the 1830s and 40s meant that for the first time, images of ‘real’ life could be captured for posterity
@allghostswelcome @bagshaw.sarah I wish I was as famous as Henry fox Talbot!
From Charlotte Brontë to a cake fit for a queen. Take a closer look at some of the items Fiona Bruce encountered when she picked her Treasures of the British Library with Sky Arts. Click the link in our bio for more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bltreasures ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Splendid. Skilled. Sumptuous. The three volumes of the strikingly illuminated Lisbon Bible includes all 24 books of the Hebrew Bible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Completed in 1482, the Lisbon Bible is a testimony to the rich cultural life the Portuguese Jews
@urizackhem Thank you
This world map from Japan is an early attempt to combine the Buddhist conception of the World with European cartography. It was created by a priest, Zontō, who denied the spherical theory of the Earth and modified the composition of his map, only dep
@freedomdoorrrrrrr but it's Chinese words on the map 🗺
@printing_revolution If you love old and rare books you can't miss our exhibition in Venice @printing_revolution, follow us!
The Library holds over 150 million items, which six would you pick to capture your life, career and passions? We’re delighted that Treasures Of The British Library will be returning to Sky Arts for season two this autumn. Tune in from 11 September. ⠀
@dessydainedaigo @lorenachristy yes yes its a must!hehe
‘The Pole. Yes but under very different circumstances from those expected.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Captain Scott’s diary helps us glimpse a snapshot in time. On this page, Scott expresses his disappointment at reaching the South Pole in January 1912 after finding
@whsglibrary A heartrending read and a tragic end to a very brave group of explorers.
The Perseids meteor shower will be at its peak on Sunday night, producing more than 100 shooting stars per hour. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For all you stargazers out there, this c. 1700 pocket globe with its own miniature sun at its centre, depicts the 12 zodiac con
What is your favourite Jane Austen novel? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 1794 Jane Austen’s father gave her this portable ‘writing-box’, and it is now back on display in our Treasures Gallery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Between 1795 and 1799 Austen produced first drafts of what would
@ldobrusky @coatmich Thank you for taking me to see this!❤️
Happy 200th birthday to Emily Brontë! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know she and her sister Anne, invented their own imaginary world called Gondal? In this notebook, Emily copied out 45 poems relating to Gondal in the almost illegible script which all the Brontë
@yuanshuidingdong Love library 📚
@samaneh._bakhshandeh Happy her birthday
#onthisday in 1809 Jane Austen wrote this poem to her brother Frank to congratulate him on the birth of his son. She hoped the baby would inherit not only Frank’s ‘warmth’, but his cheeky ‘insolence of spirit’ too. Click the link in our bio for more.
@dresphoto What beautiful penmanship
@rosiemay4089 What a treat. Thanks for sharing!
‘I am half agony, half hope.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know Jane Austen originally wrote a different ending to Persuasion? Completed on 18 July 1816, by 6 August Austen had become dissatisfied and rewritten the chapters; the revised ending is the
@veronicapoliti What do you mean by completed on 18 July ...?
@zu_ah1 I am looking for a British friends
Here's something for map lovers. If you come to our Treasures Gallery you’ll now see this unusual moon globe. It’s made of glass and has a hole in the base to allow a candle to be put inside, highlighting the Moon’s features from within. Free and ope
@majorplayers This is fantastic 💙
At 16, Jane Austen wrote a spoof History of England as told by ‘a partial, prejudiced, & ignorant historian’. From Henry IV to Charles I, turn the pages of her work through the link in our bio to enjoy her comical retelling of events. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You c
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#didyouknow three of the clauses in #magnacarta are still law today? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Would we have the United States Bill of Rights or the Human Rights Act without this unassuming-looking piece of parchment? Examine why Magna Carta still ma
@lmstclaire Too bad it doesn’t include everyone.
@ta_raa_ @barbbeattie I know you can’t do everything but this was one of the best! 😱😱😱
‘In Xanadu did Kubla Kahn, A stately pleasure-dome decree.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Come and see the manuscript draft of Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’, which he claimed was written in ‘a sort of Reverie brought on by two grains of Opium’, in our #bltreasures Gallery
@turningpages991 Oh this brings back memories. I can only remember the brief analysis I did of this but it will stay with me forever!
@_oliverportillo @theragdollrecords yes!! Xx
A string of unsuccessful military campaigns, a prolonged struggle with the Church, and the baronial rebellion which led to #magnacarta . Meet the man behind the charter, (Bad) King John. Follow the link in our bio for more. #bltreasures
‘Both we and the barons have sworn that all this shall be observed in good faith and without deceit…’ #onthisday in 1215, #magnacarta was agreed by King John and the barons of England. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How did Magna Carta become such a powerful symbol of ou
@gigikristo I can't quite read the magna.
@futurekitsch @stedmundhall another example of terry jones being awesome
My Ladye Nevells Booke, composed by William Byrd for Elizabeth Neville, is one of the most beautiful music manuscripts from the 16th century. The manuscript is now in our #bltreasures Gallery, free and open daily #foreveryone (MS Mus. 1591, ff. 30v)
@loveblessedlight Exquisite 💕
We are delighted that Sir Robert Cotton's collection of manuscripts, held here at the Library, has been added to the @unesco Memory of the World UK Register. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From Magna Carta to the only surviving copy of Beowulf, Cotton's library contains
@sasmurf @fullmetalkaris didn't J.R.R Tolken do a translation? Middle English was a specialty for him
@fullmetalkaris @sasmurf no middle English was around before Tolkien, and this book was written before him too. Middle English was the language spoken after the Norman Conquest until the late 14th century. It contained elements of French along with German and other languages. The Canterbury tales was written in middle English too :)
Our British adventure included a short and sweet visit to the @britishlibrary. As part of the #bltreasures exhibit, I was able to view examples of the handwriting of Jane Austen, Angela Carter and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. #thisohiolifetravels #loThe British Library
Our Treasures Gallery is now open again! From Handel to Christopher Marlowe via Jane Austen’s writing desk, discover stories that shape the world with #bltreasures , free and open daily. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s a look at just some of the items newly on displ
@aliharrykl @kennedy_towers There’s the desk you were looking for!
Supposedly discovered in a London tailor’s shop, this copy of #magnacarta has a curious history to say the least. It has three slits along its bottom margin, where people once thought it had been attacked by King John with a dagger. Find out more abo
@jacobdb @lizludarling I’d love to go see this!
Only two copies of the earliest printed 'Hamlet' survive in the world. Published in 1603, it is different and much shorter than the version usually performed today. Most startlingly, Hamlet's soliloquy runs, ‘To be or not to be, I there’s the point’.
Scholars believe that Shakespeare wrote and revised his sonnets during the 1590s and early 1600s. The themes of his sonnets include the shortness of life and fleetingness of beauty; ways to achieve immortality; desire and longing; love as a sickness;
@shaila8055 Its old but really a treasure
Today is the last day of Shavuot, the Jewish festival celebrating the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. This 17th-century Torah scroll belonged to one of the farthest flung and most remarkable religious communities: the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng. (Sh
@summerdaffodils So cool! Will be there to check it out