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Launching Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament

Today the Houses of Parliament announce the launch of Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament, a digital resource for children and young people....

Tags: law, magna carta, medieval, parliament

England’s immigrant records 1330-1550 now online

A new database revealing data of immigration in medieval England, held in the records at The National Archives, has been launched online. England’s...

Tags: ahrc, immigrants, immigration, medieval

Call for papers for digital conference

We are issuing a call for papers for our third collaborative conference with Research Libraries UK. This year’s conference, ‘Discovering Collections,...

Tags: conference, digital, research libraries uk

Evaluating ‘Archives for the 21st century’

Update: this survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.  Help us evaluate the impact of Archives for the 21st century, the government...

Tags: archives for 21st century, archives sector, evaluate, policy, survey

Winners of First World War short film competition announced

We are pleased to announce the winner and runners-up of our First World War 'Files on film' competition. First prize Abdul Qualam Aziz, from West...

Tags: competition, files on film, film, first world war, video

Answering your military history questions on Twitter

Our military specialist William Spencer will be taking your questions on Twitter from 15:30 to 16:30 on Tuesday 10 February 2015. William can help you...

Tags: family history, military history

Kindertransport records go online have released records from The National Archives relating to the Kindertransport refugee programme. Online for the first time, for...

Tags: digitised, findmypast, Kindertransport, second world war

Irish Poverty Relief Loan records available online

Findmypast has digitised and is publishing the Poverty Relief Loans records from The National Archives online in full for the first time. The Irish...

Tags: digitised, findmypast, irish reproductive loan fund

Diversity Week at The National Archives

We are holding a Diversity Week from 26-30 January, to highlight ongoing work across the organisation on the representation of diverse histories. This...

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@UKNatArchives has 50,000 followers

Yesterday evening we saw our Twitter follower count reach 50,000. We use our Twitter account @UKNatArchives to share news, let you know about newly...

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Second phase in moving towards 20-year rule

On 1 January 2015, the second phase of the government’s move towards releasing records selected for permanent preservation when they are 20 years...

Tags: 20 year rule, ministry of justice, parliament, training

Document release

Newly released files from 1985 and 1986

Today we have released files from 1985 and 1986, including papers from the Prime Minister's Office and the Cabinet Office. Highlights from the files The...

Tags: 1985, 1986, cabinet office, file release, prime minister's office, thatcher

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Read more about files we've released in previous years.