As a government department, The National Archives works with a number of publishing houses to produce a range of history books which showcase the rich variety of material we hold. Our Publishing department is keen to work collaboratively with publishers by providing content, images and expertise under licensing agreements.

Holdings at The National Archives have been deposited by government departments over the years. Overall, the files provide an official history of the state, and they reveal how the state touched the lives of individuals from the 9th century to the present day. With well over 11 million records, The National Archives' unique collection includes paper and parchment records, photographs, posters, maps, drawings and paintings.

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Until March 2010, The National Archives had our own publishing imprint, producing books written by leading historians and covering topics including family, social and military history. The National Archives now works collaboratively on all of these titles with Bloomsbury. For further information about these books, please contact Bloomsbury: