The History of Leith

September 21, 2006

New British Library Learning Web Site

The new website launched by the British Library’s education department at provides a diverse mixture of texts, some literary classics, others more ephemeral and everyday.

Readers can examine a Quarto of a Shakespeare play, a Caxton printing of The Canterbury Tales, an illuminated manuscript or a recipe for a plague cure. These resources enhance school lessons, each section providing background information, suggestions for classroom activities and high quality images for printouts or for use on whiteboards. Students, teachers and lifelong learners all over the world can now browse through a rich array of texts and images, from ancient Iranian myths and Renaissance anatomy diagrams to Russian Constructivist book covers and World War II maps. for more click here

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