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Domesday Book goes to Lincoln Castle

27 May - 3 September
Britain's earliest public record will go on display at Lincoln Castle this summer.

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The other battle of Samarra

In April 1917 the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force captured Samarra. The authorities made a discovery that triggered another battle: an archaeological one.

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‘A Bit of a Scratch’

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Digitised First World War records

We hold a vast collection of documents, letters, diaries, maps and photographs from the First World War, many of which have been digitised and can be searched and downloaded online.