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New for 1819! Books published 200 years ago…

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 15th May 2019 | 0 Comments

At Gladstone’s Library we rotate our History Room display every month to focus on a different aspect of our collection. This month we’ve dug out some of our best examples of works published in 1819, exactly 200 years ago, to give you a taste of what people were reading during the Georgian Regency period of British history. 

The British Crime Writing Archive

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 03rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Gladstone’s Library has, for three years, been home to the British Crime Writing Archive, made up of materials from the Crime Writers’ Association and The Detection Club. Martin Edwards, the Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association and the President of The Detection Club has worked closely with the Gladstone’s Library team to make the collections publically viewable here at the library.

    Notice: May Bank Holidays

    by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

    Please be advised that on the May Bank Holidays (Monday, 6th & Monday, 27th May) the Reading Rooms will be closed to all but residents and no Glimpses will be running.

      On Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

      by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

      On Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day our thoughts and prayers are with the Armenian people, both the diaspora and those living in Armenia today.

        Gladstone and the Romantics: our new April display

        by Amy Sumner | Friday, 05th April 2019 | 0 Comments

        Today when we consider the word ‘romantic’ we think of love and sentimentality, but the term ‘Romanticism’ had a much broader meaning, historically. Romanticism was a period which spanned the late 18th and early 19th centuries, emerging as a response to the disillusionment with the Enlightenment values of reason and order in the aftermath of the French Revolution of 1789. It covered a range of developments in art, literature, music and philosophy and William Gladstone himself would have been witness to its peak during his lifetime.

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