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Marquis of Queensberry’s calling card for Oscar Wilde, 1895. The message on this card is believed to read: ‘For Oscar Wilde posing Somdomite’ [sodomite].

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Celebrity and scandals

Whether new or old, the actions of celebrity writers, royals and rock stars will always be of public interest. The National Archives holds files which unveil the tabs Special Branch kept on Mrs Wallis Simpson and the word-for-word account of the famous Keith Richards drugs bust.

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