One of our research students has begun republishing religious history books, including local history works on the work of a priest in the late Victorian Portsmouth slums. Click here to visit their website and see the growing collection of books …

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Adding to our wide collection of Adam Matthew online archives, including African American Communities, Empire Online, Mass Observation, Gender: Identity and Social Change, Popular Culture in Britain and America 1950-1970, we have access to the vast majority of the Adam …

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Hot on the heels of our last humanities purchase, we are delighted to add the 1980s module of Mass Observation.  This digital archive contains topics of interest to a wide range of subjects, including History, Politics, the Social Sciences and …

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We recently gained access to Early Modern England: Society, Culture and Everyday Life, 1500-1700. We’ve had access to Tudor and Stuart State Papers for six years now but if you’re interested in knowing what life was like for the “ordinary” …

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During the period that the National Archives at Kew are closed to the public, they are making many of their digital records freely available on their website.  You can register to order and download up to 10 items at no cost, …

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It was small…only around 5cm by 3cm, a little wonky-looking, and greyscale. Hardly the most ostentatious of signals, tucked away from view on the inside cover of a slightly battered looking book written entirely in French. What it was that …

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We have a collection of books on display in the Atrium of the Library which show some of our Rare Books and in particular the beautiful bookplates inside. We have found that we have bookplates in our collection designed by …

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