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The medieval scriptorium visualised

The BBC’s recent screening of ‘The Name of the Rose’ was rich in images of the medieval scriptorium. But how accurate are these depictions? Sara Charles compares medieval reality with modern artistic licence.

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From Archive to Stage: Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

How might creative works, such as stage productions, inform our understanding of the past? How do imaginative retellings shape our appreciation of historical events? Matt Shaw considers a recent IHR partnership with the actor Alison Skillbeck, creator of the one-woman show, ‘Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London’.

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Unboxing England’s Histories …

This November, the IHR celebrates 120 years of the Victoria County History with ‘England’s Histories: Unboxed!’, the story of English history in material culture. All welcome, Weds 20 November from 4.30pm.

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