Thanks for reading, commenting on and sharing our blog posts over the last year. We take a look back at your favourite blogs from 2016…
10. Building a virtual First World War village: discover ‘Great Wharton’ – an online, graphic representation of a fictionalised village.
9. Uncovering a sad tale of murder and suicide: a true story, involving a real family 120 years ago, pieced together from a variety of sources.
8. Coroners’ inquest records: explore records that consider the circumstances of sudden or violent death.
7. The Nefertiti affair: the history of a repatriation debate: Anglo-French rivalry, Germanophobia, two world wars and a flawless artefact – discover the background of the Nefertiti affair.
6. Shakespeare’s will: a new interpretation: discover a new way of reading Shakespeare’s original will.
5. Battle babies: find out some unusual names given to children born during or after the First World War – from Vimy Ridge to Heligoland.
4. Garbo: the story behind Britain’s greatest Double Cross agent: explore the story of spy Juan Pujol Garcia, codenamed Garbo, one of Britain’s most remarkable Double Cross agents.
3. Making connections: tracing people through our collection: find out how we’ve worked to reveal connections that tell the real stories of people’s lives.
2. The ‘Robin Jackman affair’: apartheid and international cricket: discover why the England cricket team’s 1981 tour of the West Indies was put in jeopardy.
1. The bureaucats at the heart of government: find out more about a group of government employees given free range over Whitehall: the government’s cats.