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Featured Topic for Friday: A Literary Miscellany.

D.H. Lawrence, Chapala, Mexico 1923

The spotlight falls on a variety of literature, from fugitive Broadsheets and ballads to the variety of works featuring Nottingham's local hero Robin Hood and examples of the literary genre of history writing for children.

Drama and the staging of plays are illustrated through both playwrights at work and amateur actors. Advertising ephemera demonstrates the influence that lies in the very name of Shakespeare, while poems of the 17th century show the power of political satire.

Allen a Dale: from Robin Hood's garland, 1733

We see the lives and works of individual writers, through a glimpse of Nottingham's extensive D.H. Lawrence collections and in items from the papers of Henry Kirke White, the local poet.

Six Topics are Featured:

In Good Health
Travellers and Tourists
From the Cradle to the Grave
By Sword and Gun
A Literary Miscellany
From the University's History

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In Good Health

In good health topic

The collections contain many items that show the changes in healthcare and medicine from the past several hundred years.

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Travellers and Tourists

Travellers and tourists topic

Maps, illustrations and travellers' accounts describe early explorations, the experience of visiting foreign countries, and the beginnings of tourism.

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From the Cradle to the Grave

Cradle to the grave topic

Changing experiences of birth and death, childhood and adult life, work and leisure, are illustrated in letters, images, and printed ephemera.

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By Sword and Gun

By sword and gun topic

Famous wars, and the personal experiences of fighting men, are described in original manuscript accounts, photographs, posters and published records.

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A Literary Miscellany

Literary miscellany topic

Local authors, including D H Lawrence, join literary figures of earlier centuries in a compilation featuring satire, drama, and ballad literature.

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From the University's History

University history topic

Memorable events in the history of the University of Nottingham are illustrated, from its civic college origins to current international activities.

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