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Discover new archive collections from around the UK and Ireland

We are pleased to announce that the results of the Accessions to Repositories 2014 survey are now available on our website. Accessions to Repositories...

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The National Archives receives first born-digital records from government departments

Today, as part of The National Archives’ pioneering digital transfer project, the first born-digital records have been transferred from a government...

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Explore newly released records from the Battle of Waterloo

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Findmypast released thousands of fascinating new Napoleonic Prisoner of War records over the...

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Magna Carta assembly broadcast live to schools worldwide

On Monday 15 June, The National Archives partnered with Discovery Education to produce a 30-minute schools assembly programme focussing on the Magna Carta...

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Dan Snow’s Periscope explores our collections

While at The National Archives this week, Dan Snow went behind the scenes at The National Archives to see what our Collection Care department have been...

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Design Collection at ‘London Collections: Men’ fashion event

To launch our new-look Design Collection, we are holding a special lunchtime event exploring how historical prints are relevant to contemporary designers....

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Seeking a lead non-executive for our Management Board

We are looking for a lead non-executive member to join our Management Board at The National Archives. The lead non-executive will work closely with...

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William Wallace letter exhibited in Scotland

A unique 14th century letter concerning Sir William Wallace is to remain in Scotland for a further two years. Wallace was one of the main leaders of...

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Discover records and online resources for Gallipoli centenary

To mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings of the First World War and ANZAC day this April, we have made a selection of records and blogs now available...

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Beta launch of redesigned records web pages

Today we are launching the beta version of the redesigned Records section of our website, now called Help with your research. The new design aims to...

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Allocation of papers accepted in lieu of tax

The family and estate papers of the Chester family of Chicheley (12th-20th centuries) has been accepted in lieu of tax by the government. Notable...

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Find an archive in Discovery, our catalogue

Our newly released Find an archive service allows users to search for archives by location or keyword. Researchers can: find contact details...

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