England: London LITERATURE + FILM

British Pride & The British Library

May 17, 2012
Shakespeare and Company
Print for sale via Metro Line 6

 

A recent poll in the BBC News revealed which British symbols made participants most proud.

The results listed in order:

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Shakespeare

National Trust (conservation charity)

Armed Forces

Union Jack

The Pound (currency)

NHS (health system)

The Monarchy

BBC (media)

Sporting Achievements

The Beatles

The Legal System

Parliament

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Available via Keep Calm Art Prints

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You can view an early printing of Shakespeare’s work and original handwritten lyrics by The Beatles

in the ‘Treasures Room’ at the British Library’s St Pancras location (London)

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The world’s largest library in terms of items, this library is primarily used for research

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Famous documents such as the Magna Carta (on view) as well as original writings by Da Vinci (on view),

Darwin, and countless others are housed there

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With most books out of view,

you can register for a ‘reader pass’ to enter a reading room and request a book

but it will take an hour to two days for your item to be retrieved

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When I asked if my kids could see any children’s books,  the nice man laughed

and said ‘ironically, they need to be 18 years old to see them here’

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I’m curious what you think is ‘the best of Britain’?

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Next: The British Library Tour 

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