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See Shakespeare’s will in London

By me William Shakespeare, our exhibition telling the story of Shakespeare’s life in London, opens today. It is being held at the Inigo Rooms,...

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Allocation of papers accepted in lieu of tax

The following collections of papers have been accepted in lieu of tax by the government Durham estate papers (12th to 20th centuries) of the...

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Magna Carta resource wins education award

Our Education and Outreach team has won a prestigious award for the web-based Magna Carta resource. The winners were announced at a gala dinner...

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Help us develop services for academics and researchers

We are running an online survey to find out more about the needs of academics and researchers and the ways in which we might work more closely with the...

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New executive directors appointed to The National Archives

The National Archives is pleased to announce the appointments of two new executive directors: Dr Valerie Johnson as Director of Research and Collections,...

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Changes to our record copying service

On 2 February 2016 we will launch a new record copying service, integrating the service into our online catalogue, Discovery, with revised costs and clearer...

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Forthcoming changes to our fees

From 1 February 2016 the fees that we charge for research, paper and digital copies of our records, and some other services will change. We are allowed...

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Document release

Newly released files from 1986-88

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office that span the years 1986-88. The files are available to view in the public reading...

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First World War hospital diaries now online

Diaries of 247 First World War hospital camps, hospital ships, convalescent hospitals and veterinary hospitals are now available to read online. The National...

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New non-executive board members appointed

Five new non-executive members have been appointed to The National Archives Board, bringing rich and varied experience from different fields including...

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Closures over Christmas and new year

We will be closed from Thursday 24 December to Monday 28 December, and on New Year's Day, Friday 1 January. Find more information about our opening...

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By me William Shakespeare exhibition to reveal playwright’s life in London

William Shakespeare’s life in London will be explored in a once-in-a-generation exhibition showcasing the gems of The National Archives’ collection...

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