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The 1913 Suffrage Pilgrimage: peaceful protest and local disorder

On 26 July 1913 – in a year more often associated with Suffragette militancy and the death of Emily Wilding Davison – 50,000 suffragists and supporters o... read more

Spy, scoundrel and scholar: Leo Frobenius’ mission to Abyssinia

It is a rare treat in any archive to be able to look at both sides of an international incident. Thanks to papers in the GFM series – which is largely underus... read more

Historical letters and messages from the battlefield

From love letters of kings and queens to political calls for liberation… from declarations of war to reflections on the death of an unknown soldier…... read more

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Manorial Documents: past, present and into the future

The Manorial Documents Register (MDR) is an index to the location of surviving English and Welsh manorial records held in public and private hands. The Register... read more

Emmeline Pankhurst memorial

One of the highlights of the suffrage centenary so far has been the unveiling of a statue commemorating the achievements of Millicent Fawcett – President of t... read more

Computational archival science: automating the archive

Last summer I blogged about The National Archives’ collaboration with different universities,  part of the research that led to a series of digital experime... read more

Historical letters and messages from the battlefield

From love letters of kings and queens to political calls for liberation… from declarations of war to reflections on the death of an unknown soldier…... read more

Developing a user-centred search for our web archive

The UK Government Web Archive’s improved search is now live! After one year of user testing, analysing, coding, and more testing, we are excited to see the ne... read more

Holding History: an animated film created by young people

From the Domesday Book to the dark archive, the Tudors to the Titanic, and Victorian prisons to propaganda, ‘Holding History’ explores many moments in histo... 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

Data Protection law changes – help us to help you

By the end of May, the new Data Protection Bill is expected to pass into law, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. This follows new privacy legislation at Eu... read more

The 1913 Suffrage Pilgrimage: peaceful protest and local disorder

On 26 July 1913 – in a year more often associated with Suffragette militancy and the death of Emily Wilding Davison – 50,000 suffragists and supporters o... read more

Spy, scoundrel and scholar: Leo Frobenius’ mission to Abyssinia

It is a rare treat in any archive to be able to look at both sides of an international incident. Thanks to papers in the GFM series – which is largely underus... read more

Milestones to Peace: the Armistice of Compiègne

The guns fell silent on the Western Front on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, heralding an end to the war after four long ye... read more

Developing a user-centred search for our web archive

The UK Government Web Archive’s improved search is now live! After one year of user testing, analysing, coding, and more testing, we are excited to see the ne... read more

Holding History: an animated film created by young people

From the Domesday Book to the dark archive, the Tudors to the Titanic, and Victorian prisons to propaganda, ‘Holding History’ explores many moments in histo... read more

Computational archival science: automating the archive

Last summer I blogged about The National Archives’ collaboration with different universities,  part of the research that led to a series of digital experime... read more