May 14, 2010

Archive of ancient British miscellanies goes online

(Reuters) - A remarkable archive of antique manuscripts which opens a window on to the experiences, hopes, fears and interests of people who lived during the 15th to 18th centuries has been put online. The University of Cambridge Scriptorium Project, which can be found online at features thousands of pages taken from 20 different handwritten "miscellanies," some of which date back as far as the Wars of the Roses.
Project team leader Richard Beadle said miscellanies of this sort have not always received the treatment or attention that they deserve. Continued