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Booking now open for our ‘Reformation on the Record’ conference

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:32 +0000

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in England, with the promulgation of Martin Luther’s 95 theses. On 3 and 4 November 2017 we are running ‘Reformation on the Record’ – a two-day conference that brings together research using original records of Church and State from our collection to explore this […]

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Newly Accredited Archive Services

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:09 +0000

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services were awarded accredited status following a recent Accreditation Panel: Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre Birmingham Archives and Collections Archives and Cornish Studies Service Denbighshire Archive Service Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies Historic Environment Scotland Kingston University Archives and Special […]

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Files released: Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Cabinet Office

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:01:30 +0000

Today, more than 2,000 Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Cabinet Office records have been released. This joint release covers a wide range of subjects and dates. The Cabinet Office files are predominantly from 1991 (CAB and PREM) when John Major entered Downing Street, with some previously retained files from Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister. […]

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Read our annual report and accounts 2016-17

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:01:32 +0000

The fourteenth annual report and accounts for The National Archives are now available online, where you can read about our highlights during 2016-17. This year’s annual report also marks the halfway mark of achievements for Archives Inspire, our ambitious, audience-focused strategy. Read more in the full report.

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See Jane Austen’s original will

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:30:56 +0000

To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, we are showcasing her original will in the Keeper’s Gallery, our on-site museum.

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King’s Summer Weekend with The National Archives

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:25:00 +0000

Family History: Practical Techniques and Historical Insight Saturday 12 August and Sunday 13 August 2017 This is a course run jointly by The National Archives and King’s College, London. The course is for those who have begun investigating their family history and will help them take the next step and delve further into available records. […]

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Manorial Documents Register for Northamptonshire now available online

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:05:14 +0000

The Northamptonshire section of the Manorial Documents Register has been made available online, via Discovery, following a two year project. The project was delivered by The National Archives, in association with Northamptonshire Archives, with funding from the Federation of Family History Societies. The Northamptonshire project benefits researchers worldwide by enabling them to search for manorial records by […]

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New resource for A level students: Protest and Democracy 1816-1818

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:52:09 +0000

Then Englishmen who were never Born to be Slaves, arise from your slumber and throw off the Yoke of Tyranny and Oppression… by Firmness and Intrepidity the English Nation will be brought back to its former Glorious Condition. On that truly happy event Let us like Britons come forward from the East, West, North, and […]

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New resource for A level and GCSE students: investigate Richard II

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:17:05 +0000

… false traitors to and enemies of the king and kingdom, perceiving the tender age of our said lord the king and the innocence of his royal person, so caused him to believe many falsities devised and plotted by them against loyalty and good faith, that they caused him to devote his affection, firm faith, […]

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New dining offer at The National Archives

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:00:13 +0000

We are working in partnership with BaxterStorey to provide an exciting new dining offer from Saturday 1 July 2017. There will be an extensive new menu using fresh British produce, catering for different tastes and dietary requirements. BaxterStorey will introduce some exciting new offerings that have proved popular at other cultural and public destinations. Their range includes […]

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Discover ‘secrets and lies’ at our free lecture series

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:06:03 +0000

This August leading historians will address the topic of ‘Secrets and lies’, exploring ideas of truth and 'alternative facts' throughout history.

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The National Archives gets top marks for educational visits

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:32:46 +0000

The National Archives has been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge for the fourth consecutive time.

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The English Reformation c1527-1590: visit our new classroom resource

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:21:09 +0000

The Reformation was one of the most transformative events in the history of the British Isles. It profoundly changed people’s religious beliefs, and also ushered in important political, constitutional, social and cultural change. It played a fundamental role in the establishment of national identity. We have published a new classroom resource for Key Stages 4 […]

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Register for Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2017

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:01:46 +0000

Registration is open for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference, to be held between 27 and 29 November at the Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester. Delivered jointly by The National Archives and Research Libraries UK, this year’s conference will consider a theme of ‘The Cultural Value of Collections and the Creative Economy’. More than 70 speakers […]

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Students time-travel in our new SEN workshop

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:00:08 +0000

Today the Education team is proud to welcome students from Clarendon School, Hampton, on site: they are the first participants in our new special educational needs (SEN) workshop, ‘Treasures of The National Archives’. In this workshop, students explore a few of the unique documents from our collection, finding out how we can use them to learn […]

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New KS4 classroom resource: Framlingham Castle

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:37:52 +0000

Times were turbulent at Framlingham Castle during the middle ages. In 1157, it was confiscated from the powerful Bigod family by King Henry II. The castle remained in his possession until 1165 when the Bigods paid a huge sum of money to regain it. Ten years later, following their rebellion against the crown, Henry ordered […]

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New KS4 classroom resource: Medieval castles

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:19:05 +0000

We have published a new classroom resource for Key Stage 4. ‘Medieval castles‘ enables students to consider the function, status and significance of these structures. The castle as we know it today was introduced into England in 1066 during the Norman invasion. Initially, they were primarily military fortifications for defending conquered territories. Later they would serve as […]

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Celebrating our volunteers

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:19:01 +0000

We wanted to say thank you for the significant amount of time that our volunteers freely give and the enormous contribution they make. Volunteers are invaluable to the work we do here. Caroline Ottaway-Searle, Director of Public Engagement This week we held our first annual event to celebrate of the achievements of our volunteers, who […]

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‘Somme Tales’ wins international media award

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:03:08 +0000

‘Somme Tales’, a multimedia education project by The National Archives in which a stop-motion animation was made by 16- to 19-year-olds, yesterday won a MEDEA Award after being selected from over 100 entries. The win was announced in a virtual web ceremony streamed from Brussels. The competition aims to encourage innovation and good practice in the […]

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Latest MI5 files released

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:02:38 +0000

Today we have made available to the public 24 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service, or MI5. The records cover a range of subjects and span the interwar years, Second World War and post-war era up to the mid 1960s. Personal files include individuals classed as Second World War German intelligence agents, Soviet […]

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