On the 150th anniversary of the death of Elizabeth Gaskell (12 November 1865), a long-held mystery surrounding the true identity of a silhouette suspected to be of the Victorian novelist has been solved.
A new chaotic poem about love, created by Twitter followers, is on display from tomorrow (Friday 13 February) at The John Rylands Library in central Manchester.
A unique 17th century map of Lancashire recently found in The University of Manchester's John Rylands Library has been placed on public display for the first time.
A manuscript predating the Magna Carta is to be seen, in full, online, by the public for the first time thanks to a project involving digital experts at The University of Manchester working in partnership with Rochester Cathedral.
(Phys.org) —A 1,500 year-old papyrus fragment found in The University of Manchester's John Rylands Library has been identified as one the world's earliest surviving Christian charms.
Eight examples from a remarkable 'visual encyclopaedia' of Renaissance prints, lying undiscovered in the archives of The University of Manchester's John Rylands Library for 108 years, have gone on show.
A 287-year-old manuscript handwritten in Hebrew and found in a cardboard box in a North Manchester garage, is to be auctioned this morning. The 18th Century richly illuminated Haggadah, used by Jews during the first two nights ...
A University of Manchester academic has discovered an important and previously unknown manuscript by one of the medieval period's greatest thinkers, who was born 700 years ago this year.
Academics at The University of Manchester and Bristol are marking the 700th birthday of one of the medieval world's greatest writers, credited with establishing the European storytelling traditions we know today.
The private letters of the composer of some of the world's most popular hymns have been published, providing a rare glimpse into the birth of Methodism.