We are lucky to have an array of classical works, as well as
Our growing interest in the library’s Special Collection has led to the discovery of several nineteenth century books that depict and describe a variety of plants, insects and birds. These are:
Sir William James Hooker, The British flora;
The recent eclipse was spectacular to watch. Explorations of our Special Collections have revealed astronomical works from the eighteenth century. It is space almost as we know it…
The Description and use of the Globes and the Orrery by Joseph Harris
We possess a seventh edition of this work which was published in 1751.
21st March 1556: Thomas Cranmer burns at the stake
The March edition of BBC History magazine includes an article about the burning of Henry VIII’s Archbishop, Thomas Cranmer, with an illustration taken from the 1563 editon of John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments, known as ‘The Book of Martyrs’.
Among our Chained Library and Special Collections, which have been donated to the school, can be found three volumes of the 1684 edition of this work, including the volume that lists Cranmer and the other protestant martyrs who were burnt at the stake during the reign of Mary Tudor.