Graeco-Roman antiquity, through the middle associated with the 2nd millennium BC to the end associated with the 6th century AD.
Medieval and early modern Britain
British historical and literary manuscripts, 600–1600
Modern British history
British history from 1600 for this
Collections reflecting contemporary society that is british culture
Literature and drama
Collections relating to English literature and British theatre
The British Library collection of maps, plans and views is among the largest in the global world, numbering some 4.5 million
The British Library has a world-famous number of music
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Historical and current resources for the analysis of law, legislation and society