One great way to re-discover or learn about items in our collections is through answering enquiries from researchers, from all over the world, who find us through our online catalogue and want to know more about items they’ve found listed…. Read More ›
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Anthony Trollope’s series of Palliser novels, also known as the “Parliamentary Novels”, is an epic saga which charts the story of the relationship between the wealthy aristocrat and Liberal politician Plantagenet Palliser and his wife, the headstrong and mischievous Lady… Read More ›
Nineteenth-century Scottish writer Andrew Lang (1844-1912) could be described using various different labels: folklorist, anthropologist, historian, critic, poet, and translator. His name recurs in a variety of different Victorian periodicals and he was intensely prolific in his literary endeavours. As… Read More ›
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the first publication of Ariosto’s epic chivalric fantasy poem, Orlando Furioso. In this guest blogpost Simona Nisticò, a Language and Literature Master’s student from the University of Perugia on Erasmus placement at the University… Read More ›