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Document release

Latest release of files from MI5

Today we have made available to the public 147 previously top secret files from the Security Service, or MI5. The records cover a range of subjects...

Tags: cold war, file release, mi5, security service, spies

Our exhibition Treason: People, Power & Plot opens on 5 November

We all think we know the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, perhaps the most famous case of treason remembered today. But in an unprecedented...

Tags: events, exhibition, Gunpowder Plot, guy fawkes, Power & Plot, treason, Treason: People

Women’s Land Army index cards online at Ancestry

More than 90,000 index cards revealing the employment details of the ‘land girls’ who served in the wartime Women’s Land Army have been digitised...

Tags: index cards, land girls, second world war, women's land army

Access reinstated for FCO 141 Record Series

We are pleased to announce that access to the record series, FCO 141 – Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Records of Former Colonial Administrations:...

Back to school: discover our learning resources and taught sessions

Our award-winning education service provides invaluable support for teachers and students with a full range of learning resources and taught sessions covering the span of British history from the medieval period to present day

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We are all sad to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We offer our most sincere condolences to the Royal Family at this very sad time. You...

Planning a visit to our reading rooms? Book a visit

We strongly encourage you to book your visit in advance. This will guarantee that you have a seat to view original documents and also ensures that up...

Update on temporary withdrawal of record series FCO 141

When we last updated you on Tuesday 2 August, we stated that we were waiting for the results of additional tests that we had commissioned. We have...

Tags: academic research, access, document handling, FCO 141, handling procedures

New educational resource ‘Spotlight On’ launched

The online education team at The National Archives has launched an exciting new educational resource for the upcoming academic year. Spotlight On...

Tags: education, Education and Outreach, online education

Archives Revealed funds ten new cataloguing projects

Archives Revealed has awarded ten new cataloguing grants, totalling nearly £400,000, to archives across the UK. The funding programme, which is a collaboration...

Tags: archive sector, Archives Revealed, Funding

Newly accredited archive services announced

Following a recent Archive Service Accreditation Panel, the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive...

Tags: accreditation, Archive Accreditation, archive sector