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Joint project with UAE to create new website

On Monday, we hosted a delegation from the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who were here to sign a digitisation contract with us to...

Advisory Council seeks new members

The Advisory Council on National Records and Archives is looking to appoint eight new members. The Council advises the Secretary of State for Digital,...

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New resource for A level students: Protest and Democracy 1818-1820

‘From all the inquiries we can make, there appears to be five or six dead — as many mortally wounded, and not less than 300 severely and slightly wounded....

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

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in England, with the promulgation of Martin Luther’s 95 theses. On...

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Newly Accredited Archive Services

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services were awarded accredited status following a recent...

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Document release

Files released: Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Cabinet Office

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...

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Read our annual report and accounts 2016-17

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...

See Jane Austen’s original will

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

Family History: Practical Techniques and Historical Insight Saturday 12 August and Sunday 13 August 2017 This is a course run jointly by The National...

Manorial Documents Register for Northamptonshire now available online

The Northamptonshire section of the Manorial Documents Register has been made available online, via Discovery, following a two year project. The project was...

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

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...

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

... 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...

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