Tag: English History

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Culture, History

You’ve got mail: Influential letters from the British Library Collection

The British Library holds an extensive collection of letters reaching back through history. Here we select some of the most astonishing. Henry VIII (1491-1547)¬† ¬† The British Library has an extensive collection of correspondence surrounding Henry VIII . These extraordinary documents range from secretive letters between the king and his […]

Art, Culture, History

Shakespeare in Art

‘Beginning in the middle, starting thence away. To what may be digested in a play.’ * In 2016 the world is¬†commemorating 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. For centuries artists have reinterpreted and brought to life the acts, characters and scenes in Shakespeare’s plays, reaching zenith proportions during […]