From the Untold Lives blog post 'Convicts and ploughs'
From The Patent Search blog post 'The Compare the #Meerkat Campaign'
In his popular emblem book Iconologia (1593) showing classical personifications of the human qualities, the Italian author Cesare Ripa depicted curiosity as a wild, disheveled woman, driving home the message in the caption: ‘Curiosity is the unbridled desire of those who seek to know more than they should.’
From the Medieval Manuscripts blog post 'The Quimperle Detective'. Image:From the Cartulary of Quimperlé abbey, Egerton MS 2802, f. 162r
From the Medieval Manuscripts blog post 'New Acquisitions in Manuscripts and Print'. Image: Book of Hours, Use of Sarum
From the blog post 'British Library collaborative PhD studentship'.
From the Untold Lives blog post 'Christmas at Ladysmith 1899'.
Avoiding the plague Shakespeare’s Restless World is currently being broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Today’s episode Plague and the Playhouse looks at impact of the plague on Shakespeare’s London.
"Advice from a Caterpillar", original manuscript by Lewis Carroll
An image of a spinning wheel taken from a woodcut found in the Ballad of the patient Grisell.