The first thing you’ll learn when visiting the British Library’s new Magna Carta exhibition is that the image of a bearded medieval person in armour that dominates the adverts you have seen, is not of King John.
Oh, God! Oh, Jesus Christ! Sergeant Howie’s terror stricken voice, interspersed with screams from the Bride of Frankenstein is the soundtrack that greets visitors to the British Library at the moment.
Should a library be included in the museum meals I wondered as I pondered where to stop for a short snack while in the area.
A modest but thought provoking exhibition has opened at the British Library that looks at the letters sent and propaganda printed during World War One.
The comic — a form of story telling that is often presented in print form with exaggerated graphics. At once it can be religious, educational, subversive, childlike, or exceptionally adult in tone.
If you like graphics or science, or graphics combined with science, then get along to the British Library as they have combined the two into an exhibition.
Next year marks the 300th anniversary of the last successful invasion of the UK by the Germans, as the Elector of Hanover, George took the British Throne as the only suitable Protestant monarch available.
While we are told that the written word should in of itself fire up the imagination, children’s books still tend to come with some sort of illustration in them to assist the young reader — and many of those illustrations go onto become classics in their own right.
Oh dear, a time for a fisking of a press release: According to the statement: “over half of the those…