Franklin's 'Erebus'

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  • Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy. A New Game

    An astronomical board game, folded into cardboard slip case, entitled 'Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy; A New & Instructive Pastime. Revised & approved by Mrs. Bryan; Blackheath', 'Published, December 17th 1804, by the Proprietor, John Wallis, No. 16, Ludgate Street, London:____ of whom may be had Science…

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  • Battle of Trafalgar – letters from the lower deck - 8 Oct 2015

    Accounts of the Battle of Trafalgar often focus on the death of Nelson and the actions of his officers. One series of letters in our archives offer a very different view.  On 21 October 1805 the Battle of Trafalgar took place off the south western Spanish coast. Much celebrated in British...

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