Let’s talk about the history of government
Over on GOV.UK there’s a new history of government blog which, if you like our blog, I think you may find interesting.
Colleagues from The National Archives have been working closely with Number 10, the FCO historians, the Government Digital Service and History and Policy to curate posts written by historical experts from both inside and outside government. It includes the regular articles by guest historians that were previously published on the Number 10 website.
There’ll be posts on domestic and foreign events, overviews of departments and insights into government that you won’t get elsewhere. I, for one, did not know the reason why the Exchequer was called the Exchequer.
Blogs will range from first-hand accounts to commentary pieces; from medieval times through to contemporary history. Importantly, it’s a place where everyone can discuss the history of government. Please tell us what you think about the posts, your experience of researching these records and what you know about the subjects.