A European debate

In September 1561, a major debate took place in Poissy, France between the Protestant Théodore de Bèze, whom many reformers had met when they were exiled in Geneva, and the Catholic Cardinal Lorraine, the uncle of Mary Queen of Scots. This debate is now called the Colloquy of Poissy: it was the last major debate between […]

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Gardening women

(Photo credit: publisher- Virago) (Image shows two women halfway up two ladders tending to a plant, with the title of the book ‘Gardening women: their stories 1600 to the present’ and the authors name – Catherine Horwood) Women are rarely celebrated in the history of gardening – a fact Catherine Horwood, a historian and passionate […]

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The makings of a map

Perhaps the key strength of the Bartholomew Archive is the ability to trace the development of a map from idea to finished product. This can at times afford a unique insight into the motivation, techniques and business practises of one of the world’s foremost cartographic firms. In general, the Bartholomew Archive Printing Record presents a […]

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Celebrating Peanuts

(Photo credit: andrewsmcmeel.com) (Image shows the cover of the book which is an illustration of Charlie Brown hugging Snoopy) ‘Celebrating Peanuts’ by Charles M. Schulz This special anniversary tribute celebrating 60 years of the most successful comic strip, features more than 500 pages of classic “Peanuts” comic strips in both black and white and colour. […]

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