John Rylands Library

Post image for Wolf Teeth, Cradle Knives, and Other Early Modern Sleep Superstitions

Sleep for early modern Europeans was a time to be wary of demons and other dangers of the night.

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Last week, a library in Manchester announced an incredible find: the institution holds hundreds of engravings by poet and artist William Blake that it didn’t know it had.

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