Explore Britain's rich literary heritage with events, features, news and web resources collected from hundreds of museums, archives, historic properties and libraries across the UK .
This is the final letter that Robert Burns wrote to Nancy McLehose, with whom he had a brief affair - including the famous song ‘Ae Fond Kiss'.
Shakespeare, Darwin, human dissection and oracle bones: Ten of Cambridge University's greatest treasures
Dissections, bones and a manikin as Cambridge University Library celebrates 600 years as one of the world's greatest literary institutions.
A new exhibition reveals Elizabeth I's court adviser as a complicated and determined man who shirked fame in favour of knowledge and alchemy. Sophie Beckwith explains more.
As if there wasn't already enough interest in the forthcoming John Dee exhibition, curators at the Royal College of Physicians have uncovered a hitherto undeciphered page of biographical information......
From a £39,000 record of flaura to the Lindisfarne Gospels: six of the World's most beautiful historic books
From a set of 263 watercolours making up the first illustrated flora and fauna record of North America to the Lindisfarne Gospels of the Middle Ages, see six spectacular books.
Modern forensic analysis will be paired with detailed historical research to reveal new insights into medieval British society hidden within medieval wax seals.
The National Portrait Gallery and the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth are pooling their resources to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the famous author of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë.
A section of Deck the Halls, in Jane Austen's hand, is part of an impressive collection of 18 albums of music containing around 600 pieces that belonged to the 19th century writer and her relations.
Scotland's first printed medical book was inspired by the plague that broke out in 1564-69 and published in response to it.
William Shakespeare's will and testament and a grant of four and a half yards of red cloth, made to him by King James I, are among the exhibits in a display opening next year.
A major exhibition opening at the Hunterian Art Gallery in March 2016 will reveal the world’s oldest comic, The Glasgow Looking Glass of 1825, and journey from Georgian satire to Scooby Doo and......
Time capsule buried in Newcastle 21 years ago is removed from the ground - complete with letters, coins and cross-stitch
A time capsule buried beneath a civic centre in Newcastle has been excavated from the ground after 21 years following a reminder from a former pupil who was involved in the original ceremony which......
Why didn't Samuel Pepys destroy his incriminating diary? Writer knew his words would end up in print, says expert
Dr Kate Loveman, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester's School of English, says Samuel Pepys suspected his famous diary would be printed - and took steps to protect his reputation.