Votes etc…

I have a third vote over there. I’m still inspired. 🙂After the British Library, I went to the British Museum to meet two friends and to see an exhibition about Hadrian – the Roman Emperor. He was refreshingly liberated in his personal life :).In the shop afterwards, I […]

Visit to the British Library

This morning I went down to London, applied for and obtained a card to become an official “reader” of the British Library (sounds grand but the entrance criteria were not tough!) and found my document. As I sat in the manuscripts reading room I made the following notes:“I […]

Possible dates for the trip

I bought (at great expense) some updates for my Filofax (which must use more this year), including year planners for both 2009 and 2010. It looks like the summer holidays in 2010 will be from Friday 23rd July to Monday 6th September. I could aim to do the […]

Italian

I mention below my need to get my Italian up to scratch for the trip and this afternoon I enrolled on a course at the University of Reading School of Continuing Education (posh words for “night school!). It all kicks off on Thursday 9th October.

British Library Update

Well they got back to me with the correct reference: I wasn’t too far away – it is “Cotton Tiberius B V Part 1, folio 23 verso to folio 24 [TEXT ONLY]”. They call it the “correct foliation”. I can see a facsimile on CD which they have […]

The British Library

I have just spoken to a very helpful gentleman at the British Library who explained the procedure for accessing the original document – it doesn’t look as though that is a possibility as it is such a rare and delicate part of the Cotton Collection – but they […]

The Cotton Collection at the British Library

“The manuscript collections of the antiquary, Huntingdonshire landowner and administrator, Sir Robert Cotton (1571-1631) contain many maps, charts and plans. Cotton’s collecting was driven by a blend of patriotism and a passion for antiquity. The latter accounts for the presence of one of the earliest detailed European world […]

Peter Robins states….

“ManuscriptsSigeric’s journey back from Rome after receiving his pallium (either AD989 or AD990) is recorded in a manuscript… in the British Library. The manuscript forms part of the Cotton collection: Tiberius B.v., folios 34 and 35.”

Pay off your debts!

“Usually the pilgrims were men, but women could undertake the trip as well. The person had to pay his debts, prepare a will, receive from his local priest his pilgrim costume, ask forgiveness of anyone whom he might have offended and finally to say goodbye to everyone before […]