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LGBTQ+ history: Maud Allan and ‘unnatural practices among women’

It is safe to say that no lawsuit of modern times has attracted such universal and painful interest.  Maud Allan was a much-celebrated dancer on the West End s... read more

Join us to discuss seven centuries of Irish history

Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 March 2019 Dominus Hibernie/Rex Hiberniae: pre-modern Ireland, 1200-1801 Tickets from £30 From 21 to 23 March 2019, we welcome hist... read more

The Trial of Charles I

The execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649 still arouses strong emotions in many people. Controversial during his lifetime, the king was both vilified and ex... read more

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The Trial of Charles I

The execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649 still arouses strong emotions in many people. Controversial during his lifetime, the king was both vilified and ex... read more

Bridging the Digital Gap: technical trainees in archives

Eight new trainees, with backgrounds ranging from music technology to data analytics, have filled the first round of ‘Bridging the Digital Gap’ Heritage Lot... read more

Professional Fellows in 2018-19

We are the first fellows who have had the opportunity to apply to the new Professional Fellowship Scheme, a partnership between The National Archives and Resear... read more

Queens on film and in print

When you were little did you play at being a princess? I did and I am sure many still do. The appeal of tiaras and pretty pink frocks is timeless. It was alway... read more

Ideas and practical resources for History teachers

We’re excited about the publication of our new book, ‘100 ideas for Primary Teachers: History’ (Bloomsbury 2019). This draws on our previous experien... read more

New feedback form for our research guides

Research guides are the primary finding aids that we produce for Discovery, our catalogue. There are over 350 of them, covering a diverse range of subjects; t... read more

Seal moulds: opening up the collection as never before

We hold an historic collection of moulds taken from our wax seals. Containing some 7,700 items, the collection is the largest of its type in the UK. But why d... read more

Join us and work with central government

We are pleased to announce four exciting new opportunities to work at The National Archives. As part of The National Archives’ statutory responsibility, the G... read more

Trustworthy technology: the future of digital archives

If you wanted to watch one of your old video tapes, would you be able to? Do you still watch your DVD collection, or do you prefer to stream movies now? The tec... read more

LGBTQ+ history: Maud Allan and ‘unnatural practices among women’

It is safe to say that no lawsuit of modern times has attracted such universal and painful interest.  Maud Allan was a much-celebrated dancer on the West End s... read more

Join us to discuss seven centuries of Irish history

Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 March 2019 Dominus Hibernie/Rex Hiberniae: pre-modern Ireland, 1200-1801 Tickets from £30 From 21 to 23 March 2019, we welcome hist... read more

The Trial of Charles I

The execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649 still arouses strong emotions in many people. Controversial during his lifetime, the king was both vilified and ex... read more

New feedback form for our research guides

Research guides are the primary finding aids that we produce for Discovery, our catalogue. There are over 350 of them, covering a diverse range of subjects; t... read more

Let it snow (in the UK Government Web Archive)

With one week to go until the big day, it’s definitely time for us Brits to start wondering whether or not this Christmas will be white. Until I started my re... read more

Digital storytelling, outreach and archives

This week has been one of the highlights of the archival year – Explore Your Archive week. Archives from across the country take part in this sector-led campa... read more