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Culture, History

10 Urban Legends & Myths

  The Whitechapel Murders The Whitechapel Murders and the mysterious entity committing them are perhaps one of the most famous examples of an Urban Legend in London’s history. ‘Jack The Ripper’ was never found or arrested, but several individuals were potentially tied to the mysterious entity – his nickname ‘the […]

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Art, Culture, History

Music & Dance: Performing Arts

Following the announcement of our acquisition of Lebrecht Photo Library, the world’s largest image bank for classical music and related arts, we are highlighting material from the Bridgeman archive relating to the performing and musical arts. Lebrecht is the world’s most comprehensive image bank for every genre of music: classical music, jazz, […]

Culture, History

James Cook: the Explorer

Captain James Cook, the British explorer and cartographer, is the subject of the forthcoming exhibition James Cook: the Voyages which begins at the British Library on Friday 27th April 2018. Learn more about James Cook’s fascinating life, with images from the archive.   Jame Cook (born in 1728) came from […]