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 : @britishlibrary #DidYouKnow in 1895 one of the first recorded women’s football matches took place in London. 

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: @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.
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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

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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.
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Starting from the front he drafted a series of illustrated notes in pencil under the title ‘Ideas of Good and Evil’. When Blake reached the last page of the small notebook, he turned it upside down and began working from the end on the back of each leaf. He used these pages to transcribe fair copies of earlier draft of poems, many of which would appear in 'Songs of Experience'.
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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

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@cazviney ❤️

@shaun.butler1 Blake was a maverick in his day.

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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

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Florilegium (from the Latin meaning ‘a gathering of flowers’) was first used to mean an anthology of choice writings from various authors – a literary bouquet. By the 18th century its definition became more literal and came to refer also to a portfolio of botanical illustrations.
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This catalogue of flowers published in 1613, was the largest and most magnificent florilegium of its time. It contains 367 hand-coloured engravings, as a record of the garden of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, the Prince Bishop of Eichstätt in Germany. This garden was said to be a spectacular sight with tulips of 500 colours on its grounds. Learn more about the history of this item through the link in our bio. #BLTreasures
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This catalogue of flowers published in 1613, was the largest and most magnificent florilegium of its time. It contains 367 hand-coloured engravings, as a record of the garden of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, the Prince Bishop of Eichstätt in Germany. This garden was said to be a spectacular sight with tulips of 500 colours on its grounds. Learn more about the history of this item through the link in our bio. #BLTreasures
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#repost @britishlibrary • • • • • Florilegium (from the Latin meaning ‘a gathering of flowers’) was first used to mean an anthology of choice writings from various authors – a literary bouquet. By the 18th century its definition became more literal a

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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

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‘How do I love thee? Let me count the ways
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote this famous sonnet during her courtship with the poet Robert Browning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The couple met in May 1845 and while his attraction to her was almost instantaneous, Elizabeth’s feelings took longer to develop. Eventually, Elizabeth and Robert remained happily married for 15 years until 29 June 1861 when Elizabeth died in Robert’s arms after a long illness.
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‘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

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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 telescope was invented.
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The different colours – black, red and white – indicate those stars observed by three Chinese astronomers from ancient times.
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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

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@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.
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The last page shows the closing bars of the Finale, with Elgar’s signature and the note: ‘Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending’. Click on the link in our bio to see more pages.
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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

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@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...
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John James Audubon (1785 – 1851) was an ornithologist of the early 19th-century responsible for creating the largest and most beautiful illustrated bird book ever. The monumental size of the book came from Audubon’s insistence on portraying the birds life size (and they had to fit in the flamingo). He travelled widely in search of specimens and like his great four -volume book, Audubon was one of the most colourful characters in the history of natural history. Explore more with #BLTreasures. Click the link in our bio.
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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

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Giants, battles, warrior queens: a 13th-century history of the world, from Creation to Julius Caesar 
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Ever heard of a ‘wodewale’ or the ‘roddoke’?
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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 depictions of birds.
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Along with ‘ganett’, ‘moorhen’ and ‘stork’, some feathery fowl on the pages go by their less-well-known Middle English names. Turn the pages with #BLTreasures. Click the link in our bio.
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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

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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.
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Detailed, decorative and dazzling, it took around two years to complete. Each volume features a frontispiece combining intricate geometric patterns with ornamental script and the manuscript pages handwritten in gold.
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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

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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 eyesight.

Intended as a gift to Robert of Anjou, the King of Naples from 1309-43, you can see the manuscript in its glory in our #BLTreasures Gallery.
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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

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@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 books, or nights, it was reworked over a period of 10 years, each iteration more complex than the last. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In this work, Blake sets out an intricate view of the spiritual. The two states of the human soul, as seen in the Songs of Innocence and of Experience, become four ways to consider eternal man: the heart, the head, the genitals, the whole being.
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Blake abandoned ‘Vala’, and resumed it as ‘The Four Zoas’ after a period of depression. While the early parts deal with intellectual judgement and spiritual despair, the later stages of the poem hold out more hope. See the pages of the illustrated manuscript with #BLTreasures – follow the link in our bio.
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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

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@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 so printed in 1526 by Peter Schoeffer in the German city of Worms. Tyndale’s translation was thought to be sacrilegious in England, so his Bibles were smuggled into the country in bales of cloth. Those discovered owning them were punished. At first only the books were destroyed, but soon heretics would be burned too – including Tyndale himself in 1536. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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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

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'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 uses alliteration as well as a metrical form called the ‘bob and wheel’. Each stanza ends with a short half-line of only two syllables (the bob), followed by a mini-stanza of longer lines which rhyme internally (the wheel). The use of this complex form over 2,500 lines of verse demonstrates the poet’s skill. However the identity of the poet remains unknown today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The manuscript containing this poem was part of the collection of Sir Robert Cotton, which in the 18th century was stored in the Ashburnham House in London. In 1731, a terrible fire ripped through the library and many of the manuscripts were lost or irreparably damaged. The fact that this manuscript, which contains the sole surviving copy of this poem, might also have been lost makes it especially precious. See more pages from the manuscript through the link in our bio. #BLTreasures
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#repost @britishlibrary with @get_repost ・・・ '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 masterp

'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 uses alliteration as well as a metrical form called the ‘bob and wheel’. Each stanza ends with a short half-line of only two syllables (the bob), followed by a mini-stanza of longer lines which rhyme internally (the wheel). The use of this complex form over 2,500 lines of verse demonstrates the poet’s skill. However the identity of the poet remains unknown today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The manuscript containing this poem was part of the collection of Sir Robert Cotton, which in the 18th century was stored in the Ashburnham House in London. In 1731, a terrible fire ripped through the library and many of the manuscripts were lost or irreparably damaged. The fact that this manuscript, which contains the sole surviving copy of this poem, might also have been lost makes it especially precious. See more pages from the manuscript through the link in our bio. #BLTreasures
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'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

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@kimberlyw953524 Timeless classic. I read a juvenile version to my 10 year old last week

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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 of both ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ and ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, and met the older poet Siegfried Sassoon. Sassoon’s direct, unflinching style allowed Owen to bring similar characteristics into his own work and the drafts show that Sassoon participated in editing the poems. You can see his amendments on this first draft of Owen’s initially titled ‘Anthem for Dead Youth’. Explore more pages of Owen’s manuscript drafts with #BLTreasures Click the link in our bio. 
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#repost @britishlibrary with @get_repost ・・・ 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 recove

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 of both ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ and ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, and met the older poet Siegfried Sassoon. Sassoon’s direct, unflinching style allowed Owen to bring similar characteristics into his own work and the drafts show that Sassoon participated in editing the poems. You can see his amendments on this first draft of Owen’s initially titled ‘Anthem for Dead Youth’. Explore more pages of Owen’s manuscript drafts with #BLTreasures Click the link in our bio. 
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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

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@sunsarmi @viclkay excellent! I remember teaching these in 1965, but fear poetry such as this has gone out of fashion...

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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 eu trouxe outra dica de visita literária, a Biblioteca Britânica! (@britishlibrary) ⠀
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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 eu

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@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 ♥️

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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.
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The fictional North Pacific island was invented by Emily when she was 12, but both sisters continued to write about it well into adulthood.
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How amazing! #repost @britishlibrary • • • • • 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 fi

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.
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The fictional North Pacific island was invented by Emily when she was 12, but both sisters continued to write about it well into adulthood.
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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

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@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 inside.  #BLTreasures Gallery. No telescopes needed. http://bit.ly/2OirtL2
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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 calculation that may be worked out by an engine rather than a human. It’s the first time the idea of a computer programme had been set out in writing. See it in our #BLTreasures Gallery, free and open daily http://bit.ly/2Oxov5D
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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

British Library is coming to Hong Kong in November to stage an Oscar Wilde event at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, also to hold a public talk at the Hong Kong Central Library.
大英圖書館會在11月來港於香港國際文學節舉辦奧斯卡·王爾德活動,更會在香港中央圖書館舉行公開講座。
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Typewritten and manuscript draft of The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde, 1894《不可兒戲》打字稿與手寫稿(奧斯卡‧王爾德,1894年)
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British Library is coming to Hong Kong in November to stage an Oscar Wilde event at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, also to hold a public talk at the Hong Kong Central Library. 大英圖書館會在11月來港於香港國際文學節舉辦奧斯卡·王爾德活動,更會在香港中央圖書館舉行公開講座。 - Image:

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#Onthisday in 1903, Emmeline Pankhurst formed the Women's Social & Political Union to campaign for female suffrage.
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WSPU member Olive Wharry was jailed several times, once for setting fire to a pavilion at Kew Gardens. This scrapbook records her activities whilst in prison and contains photographs, sketches, newspaper clippings, poems, and limericks written by her and fellow suffragette prisoners. Take a closer look at this scrapbook in our #BLTreasures Gallery, free and open daily.
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#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

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In this letter to Charles Babbage – a pioneer of early computers – Lovelace proposes a calculation that may be worked out by an engine rather than a human. It’s the first time the idea of a computer programme had been set out in writing. See it in our #BLTreasures Gallery, free and open daily. Click the link in our bio to explore the letter further.
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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

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@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: just a selection of what’s on view.
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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: just

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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 censors appear here. 
Take a closer look at this manuscript: http://bit.ly/2nFwMIR
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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

‘For it to go through the hands of so many other amazing composers in its lifetime – just to contemplate that journey is mind blowing.’
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When violinist Nicola Benedetti explored our collection for Sky Arts' Treasures of the British Library, she encountered the tuning fork of one of her musical heroes – Beethoven. The item has quite a history. It’s said to have been given by Beethoven to the violinist George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower. It also fell into the hands of composers Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams before it was passed to the Library.
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‘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,

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@richardjonespoet Quite beautiful to look at—it sparks the imagination!

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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 strokes to complete. Showing the rich cultural life enjoyed by Jews at the time, it is one of only about 30 Hebrew examples that survive from the period up to 1496, when Jews were expelled or forcibly converted.
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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 the signatures of three Christian censors appear here.
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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

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@littletoespure 💙!!!!

@joseshands ✅!!

‘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.’
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Actor Andrew Scott recalled playing Hamlet as one of the greatest challenges of his career during filming for Sky Arts’ Treasures of the British Library. Take a closer look at the moment he came face to face with the first-ever printed version of Hamlet from 1603. Click the link in our bio for more.
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This is the earliest surviving printed version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. There are only two copies of this book in the world – one at the Huntington Library, discovered in 1823, and missing the last page of text; and the British Library copy (C.34.k.1.) which does not have a title page. It was discovered apparently in Nottinghamshire by a Dublin student in the 1850s.
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‘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

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@rebecalouzada @ketstrapazzon 😍 Que lindeza!

@ketstrapazzon @rebecalouzada a sua biblioteca também tem um exemplar desse assim, aberta ao olhar do público? Hahahaha básico

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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 censors appear here.
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@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 the sign

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 censors appear here.
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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

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@chino.4x 🙌🙌🙌

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Regardez, pour le plaisir.
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William Henry Fox Talbot, who died #onthisday in 1877, was a pioneer of photography.
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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 and sent around the world.
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Talbot produced his first ‘photogenic drawings’ in 1834 without a camera, by placing objects onto paper brushed with light-sensitive silver chloride, which he then exposed to sunlight. By 1840, he had succeeded in producing photogenic drawings in a camera, with short exposures yielding an invisible or ‘latent’ image that could be developed to produce a usable negative. This was introduced as the calotype in 1841. This particularly striking view here was made at Talbot’s family home at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire around 1842-43.
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His negative-positive process was to form the basis of almost all photography on paper until the advent of the digital age. #BLTreasures
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Regardez, pour le plaisir. Just take a look, for pleasure. #repost @britishlibrary #williamhenryfoxtalbot ・・・ William Henry Fox Talbot, who died #onthisday in 1877, was a pioneer of photography. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The first photographic technologies produced

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Talbot produced his first ‘photogenic drawings’ in 1834 without a camera, by placing objects onto paper brushed with light-sensitive silver chloride, which he then exposed to sunlight. By 1840, he had succeeded in producing photogenic drawings in a camera, with short exposures yielding an invisible or ‘latent’ image that could be developed to produce a usable negative. This was introduced as the calotype in 1841. This particularly striking view here was made at Talbot’s family home at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire around 1842-43.
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His negative-positive process was to form the basis of almost all photography on paper until the advent of the digital age. #BLTreasures
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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

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@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.
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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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Completed in 1482, the Lisbon Bible is a testimony to the rich cultural life the Portuguese Jews. Samuel ben Samuel Ibn Musa, known as Samuel the Scribe, copied the biblical text in an elegant square script for the manuscript's patron, Yosef ben Yehudah al-Hakim, while the decorations were created by a team of skilled artists. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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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

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@urizackhem Thank you

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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 depicting the eastern hemisphere. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Image: Enbudaizu fu nichigūzu [Map of Jāmbū-dvīpa; with map of the palace of Sūrya]. By Yamashita Zontō. 1808 [or 1821] Maps 962.(6.)
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#repost @britishlibrary with @get_repost ・・・ 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

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Image: Enbudaizu fu nichigūzu [Map of Jāmbū-dvīpa; with map of the palace of Sūrya]. By Yamashita Zontō. 1808 [or 1821] Maps 962.(6.)
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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

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@freedomdoorrrrrrr but it's Chinese words on the map 🗺

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I can’t believe I’d never visited #thebritishlibrary #london before - well worth a visit! Such interesting things to be seen - not just #books  #Library  #bltreasures #windrush #exhibitions
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I can’t believe I’d never visited #thebritishlibrary #london before - well worth a visit! Such interesting things to be seen - not just #books #library #bltreasures #windrush #exhibitions

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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.
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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. ⠀

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@dessydainedaigo @lorenachristy yes yes its a must!hehe

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‘The Pole. Yes but under very different circumstances from those expected.’
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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 that the Norwegian party had beaten him to it. This amazing diary was recovered by the search party that found Scott’s body, ten months later, in November 1912.
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‘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

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@sucheyun 🤔

@whsglibrary A heartrending read and a tragic end to a very brave group of explorers.

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It’s housed in a leather case with charts of the northern and southern celestial hemispheres pasted onto the inside. See it in our #BLTreasures Gallery. No telescopes needed.
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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

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@marielleplaisir Great!💕

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What is your favourite Jane Austen novel?
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In 1794 Jane Austen’s father gave her this portable ‘writing-box’, and it is now back on display in our Treasures Gallery.
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Between 1795 and 1799 Austen produced first drafts of what would later become Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey, perhaps using this very writing desk. It was once accidentally placed in a horse-drawn carriage heading for Dover, and Austen almost lost it forever.
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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

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@ldobrusky @coatmich Thank you for taking me to see this!❤️

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One of my favourite surprises ever was when my Guy took me to the British Library to see these pages in person. What a thrill!! .
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Happy 200th birthday to Emily Brontë!
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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 siblings used — initially because the tiny writing mimicked print, but also because it saved on expensive paper and discouraged adults from reading their work.
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One of my favourite surprises ever was when my Guy took me to the British Library to see these pages in person. What a thrill!! . #repost @britishlibrary ・・・ Happy 200th birthday to Emily Brontë! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know she and her sister Anne, invent

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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 siblings used — initially because the tiny writing mimicked print, but also because it saved on expensive paper and discouraged adults from reading their work.
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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

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#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. Come and see the poem on display in our #BLTreasures Gallery.
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#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.

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@dresphoto What beautiful penmanship

@rosiemay4089 What a treat. Thanks for sharing!

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‘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

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@veronicapoliti What do you mean by completed on 18 July ...?

@zu_ah1 I am looking for a British friends

We love that BL are keeping it cool during this heat wave #museummileLDN #escapetheheat 
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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 open daily #ForEveryone, what will you discover with #BLTreasures?
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We love that BL are keeping it cool during this heat wave #museummileldn #escapetheheat #repost @britishlibrary (@get_repost ) ・・・ Here's something for map lovers. If you come to our Treasures Gallery you’ll now see this unusual moon globe. It’s made

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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 geographical features from within. Free and open daily #ForEveryone, what will you discover with #BLTreasures?
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#repost @britishlibrary with @get_repost ・・・ 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

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 open daily #ForEveryone, what will you discover with #BLTreasures?
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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

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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.
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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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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 matters more than 800 years after it was first sealed by clicking the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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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

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@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! 😱😱😱

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‘In Xanadu did Kubla Kahn, A stately pleasure-dome decree.’ 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’, is now in our #BLTreasures Gallery bit.ly/2sOmmtD (Add MS 50847) pic.twitter.com/myx5ZLGgBp
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The British Library (‪@britishlibrary ‬) 6/28/18, 2:56 AM ‘In Xanadu did Kubla Kahn, A stately pleasure-dome decree.’ The manuscript draft of Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’, which he claimed was written in ‘a sort of Reverie brought on by two grains of Opiu

‘In Xanadu did Kubla Kahn, A stately pleasure-dome decree.’
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‘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

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@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. 
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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

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‘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. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#repost @britishlibrary with @get_repost ・・・ ‘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 Ma

‘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. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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‘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

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@gigikristo I can't quite read the magna.

@futurekitsch @stedmundhall another example of terry jones being awesome

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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)
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#repost @britishlibrary with @get_repost ・・・ 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 ope

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)
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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)

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@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.
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From Magna Carta to the only surviving copy of Beowulf, Cotton's library contains many historical and literary treasures of national and international significance. Most of the collection survived a major fire in 1731 and ever since the library's formation the Cotton manuscripts have been made available for consultation by scholars worldwide.
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Image 1) A map of Britain by Matthew Paris, monk and chronicler of St Albans (d. 1259). Scotland is joined to the mainland by a bridge at Stirling, while Kent is located due south of London: Cotton MS Claudius D VI/1
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Image 2) Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest.
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Image 3) A page from the Vespasian Psalter, known as Cotton MS Vespasian A I following Robert Cotton's system of arranging his manuscripts in presses named after Roman emperors and imperial ladies
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Image 4) Some of the greatest works of medieval English literature are preserved uniquely in the Cotton library, among them the only surviving copy of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Cotton MS Nero A X/2, ff. 94v
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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

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@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 #loveuk #britishlibrary #britishlibrarylondon #library #librarylife #librarylove #libraryadventures #janeausten #angelacarter #elizabethbarrettbrowning #museumlife #museumlove #history #art #science #artandplants #mostofthesepictureswillbeplants #latergram
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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 #lo

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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.
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Image 1) In Hindu tradition, when the world was submerged by water, a demon named Sankhasura seized the Vedas from Brahma and disappeared with them into the depth of the sea. Eventually, Matsya avatara, the Fish incarnation of Vishnu, helped Manu to recover them (Or. 4769, f. 9v)
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Image 2) Rejoice! To celebrate the reopening of our Treasures Gallery, here’s the original manuscript of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks. #DidYouKnow in April 1749 thousands of people attended a nine-hour firework display in London, marking the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle? (R.M.20.g.7., ff. 26v-27r.)
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Image 3) Sympathy for the devil? Christopher Marlowe’s famous play Dr Faustus tells of a scholar who made a pact with the devil. This copy was printed in 1631. A year later it was reported that actual devils appeared on stage during a performance (644.e.69.)
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Image 4) We have more than just books at the British Library. In 1794 Jane Austen’s father gave her this portable ‘writing-box’, which she may have used to draft Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey (Add MS 86841)
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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

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@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 about this collection item by following the link in our bio. #BLTreasures
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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

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@jacobdb @lizludarling I’d love to go see this!

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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’. #BLTreasures #Shakespeare
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#repost @britishlibrary with @get_repost ・・・ 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 run

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’. #BLTreasures #Shakespeare
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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’.

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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; and poetic patronage.
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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;

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@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. (Shelfmark: Add MS 19250) #BLTreasures
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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

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@marc_g9 🐺

@summerdaffodils So cool! Will be there to check it out