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Image taken from page 326 of 'Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh, etc' | by The British Library

Gateway to The British Library. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this library. Marvelous art and the most impressive manuscript collection around!

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British Library

Name: British Library Location: Kings Cross, London, : one of the few places to work that is completely free! Bring your own coffee and settle down with hundreds of other students, freelancers and entrepreneurs that use this high ceilinged work space. The seats with power outlets are at a premium to come early, but the business and innovation centre has comfortable desks and tends to be quiet so that's a good option if you're fully charged.

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University of Oxford, England.

Bodleian Library, Oxford - the main research library of the University of Oxford, is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library with over 11 million items. Known to Oxford scholars as the Radcliffe Camera, under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 it is one of six legal deposit libraries for works published in the United Kingdom and under Irish Law.

London. One of the most interesting places is the British Museum, the largest museum in the United Kingdom with a collection of eight million objects.

"Beowulf" survives in a single medieval manuscript, housed at the British Library in London. The manuscript bears no date. Some scholars have suggested that the manuscript was made at the end of the 10th century, others in the early decades of the eleventh. The most likely time for "Beowulf" to have been copied is the early 11th century, which makes the manuscript approximately 1,000 years old.

1880 Morning Coat and Vest Place: England Costume/clothing principle attire/upper body, Wool twill with wool braid trim

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Victorian Underwear: A Quick Photographic Journey Through A Very Long Time in the Changeroom

Bustle(undergarment structure)- Constructed of either small down or cotton filled pads. Tied around the waist at th back and helped to hold out ladies skirts.

Canonbury Tower, Islington. Cromwell lived here after the dissolution of the monastaries. It dates back to the early 1500s. The picture on the left is from the 1880s.