Mary Seacole's "British Hotel".   “...the ‘British Hotel’ was really just a restaurant and general store in what Russell described as ‘an iron storehouse with wooden sheds’, but it was much loved by British officers, its main clientele, for whom it was a sort of club, where they could indulge themselves and enjoy comfort food that reminded them of home...”  Excerpt From: Figes, Orlando. “The Crimean War.”

Mary Seacole's "British Hotel". “...the ‘British Hotel’ was really just a restaurant and general store in what Russell described as ‘an iron storehouse with wooden sheds’, but it was much loved by British officers, its main clientele, for whom it was a sort of club, where they could indulge themselves and enjoy comfort food that reminded them of home...” Excerpt From: Figes, Orlando. “The Crimean War.”

From the European Studies blog post 'Handel – Händel – Hendel: Anglo-German composer'. Image: Handel, from the Walsh and Randall edition of Alexander’s Feast

From the European Studies blog post 'Handel – Händel – Hendel: Anglo-German composer'. Image: Handel, from the Walsh and Randall edition of Alexander’s Feast

From the European Studies blog post 'Two Italian 17th century Female Engravers'. Image: Isabella Piccini's Poesie Liriche Di Baldassarre Pisani (Venice, 1676). British Library 11429.df.1.

From the European Studies blog post 'Two Italian 17th century Female Engravers'. Image: Isabella Piccini's Poesie Liriche Di Baldassarre Pisani (Venice, 1676). British Library 11429.df.1.

From the Untold Lives blog post 'History and Science Meet' Image: Log of the ship Rochester, 1710.

From the Untold Lives blog post 'History and Science Meet' Image: Log of the ship Rochester, 1710.

Portrait of St John the Evangelist: Add MS 37002, f. 193v - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/#sthash.Wf0dAq2A.dpuf

Portrait of St John the Evangelist: Add MS 37002, f. 193v - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/#sthash.Wf0dAq2A.dpuf

From the Asian and African Studies blog post 'Mantiq al-tayr ('the Speech of Birds'), part 3.

From the Asian and African Studies blog post 'Mantiq al-tayr ('the Speech of Birds'), part 3.

From the Maps and Visions blog post 'Cataloguing of the King's topographical collection'. Image: Trinity Hospital in Guilford, Surrey, etching around 1780.

From the Maps and Visions blog post 'Cataloguing of the King's topographical collection'. Image: Trinity Hospital in Guilford, Surrey, etching around 1780.

From the Patent Search blog post 'Patents as a social history source: ladies skirt supporters'

From the Patent Search blog post 'Patents as a social history source: ladies skirt supporters'

From the Asian and African Studies blog post 'New display of Southeast Asian manuscripts'.

From the Asian and African Studies blog post 'New display of Southeast Asian manuscripts'.

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