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Find out how to start your research at The National Archives and gain study skills.

Film of the month

Pathe news: The Big Bang aka Guy Fawkes

Document of the month

Extracts taken from the full confession of Guy Fawkes, including his signature, made 8 days after torture.

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Richard II

Were the troubles facing England in the 1370s and 1380s due to Richard II’s age and inexperience?

Protest and democracy 1818 to 1820

Use original sources to find out how close Britain was to revolution.

English Reformation

A resource to enable Key stage 4 and 5 students to explore how the state and people responded to religious change