A celebration was held on 14 July 1999 to mark the publication of the fifth volume in the series under the General Editorship of Professor Rosemary Cramp, who here describes the launch party and the new publication.
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Published in Review, July-December 1999.
The publication of the ‘Cheshire and Lancashire’ volume of the British Academy’s ‘Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture’ brings this important series closer to completion. The Corpus has significantly increased the number of known Anglo-Saxon monuments. The General Editor, Professor Rosemary Cramp FBA, explains how the Corpus volumes have encouraged debate and set in motion new ways of assessing these sculptures. Then Professor Richard N. Bailey explains the significance of one particular stone – the Bidston hogback – featured in his ‘Cheshire and Lancashire’ volume.
The British Academy aims to publish a regular account of its activities by means of its new biannual ‘Review’. This is only the second issue of the ‘Review’, and covers events and activities that took place during the first part of the academic year, from July to December 1999.
The Raleigh Lecture on History was delivered by Professor Blair Worden FBA, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Sussex, on 27 October 1999 at the British Academy. One hundred years ago (almost to the day when the lecture was given), the statue of Oliver Cromwell that stands outside the Palace of Westminster was
unveiled. To the commemorators his modern standing had one principal cause: the publication in 1845 of Thomas Carlyle’s book ‘Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches’. In this extract, Professor Worden considers the relationship between the two men. (Professor Worden has been awarded a three-year British Academy Research Professorship to write a new biography of Oliver Cromwell.)