Several thousand manuscripts that are centuries old are set to be digitized and made available over the Internet in the public domain, thanks to an initiative by the state government of Tamil Nadu in India.
When George II gifted the Old Royal Library to the new British Museum in 1757 he gave more than just a set of books, he provided an insight into the minds of Kings of England stretching back almost a thousand years.
In the final of three programmes examining the Royal Manuscripts Collection held at the British Library in London, Dr Janina Ramirez draws to a conclusion her insight into the Medieval world of the kings who commissioned them.
In the second of three programmes examining documents held in the Royal Manuscripts Collection in the British Library, Dr Janina Ramirez shows how they were used to steer young princes in the right direction for kingship.
In a series of three programmes, art historian Dr Janina Ramirez examines the illustrated documents held in the British Library's Royal Manuscripts Collection. These stunning works provide an insight into the lives of those who commissioned them.