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White Feather Diaries latest instalment and researching World War I

The latest instalment of The white feather diaries, an online project of British Quakers, goes live today. Updated daily on @wfdiaries, they tell of the challenges faced by five people who followed their consciences as the horror of World War … Continue reading

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William Penn’s “Excellent priviledge” (1687) on display in the British Library’s Magna Carta exhibition

Tract Volume 563 is a miscellaneous collection of pamphlets dating from the 1670s to the early 20th century, unassumingly bound in blue cloth. But among its contents is a pamphlet that includes the first printing of Magna Carta in America, … Continue reading

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Quaker Strongrooms blog at the turning of the year

It’s time to look back over the past 12 months on the Quaker Strongrooms blog and ahead to what 2015 may bring. Our posts were unusually focused on one topic over much of the year, reflecting the importance of marking the … Continue reading

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White Feather Diaries

The white feather diaries is an online Quaker storytelling project to mark the centenary of World War I. It offers an insight into overlooked aspects of war: resistance to killing and the relief of suffering. Going live on Monday 4 … Continue reading

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Library resources for researching World War I

The horror of the First World War made such a profound impact that responses to it a century later are still powerful. Historians, journalists and members of the public are engaging in passionate debate about the war and its causes … Continue reading

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Charles Holden, London Underground architect: a passion for beauty and for service

For Londoners and visitors alike navigating our great metropolis is likely to involve a descent into the earth, a tremendous gust of whistling wind and a warm, rattling rush beneath the familiar streets of this city. Our experiences of life … Continue reading

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Cleanliness is a fine life-preserver: a strongroom is cleaned

On venturing into one of our strongrooms on the 19th November you would have been forgiven for thinking you had walked onto the set of a sci-fi film, with men in masks, plastic sheeting and strange equipment. For the last … Continue reading

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