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Cataloguing Tom Merry

This blog was written by Katie Widdowson, Assistant Archives Officer. If you have the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament over the next few months, you will be able to see a Parliamentary Archives exhibition on satirical cartoons of …

ROCK THE VOTE- ELECTION 70

To be a young person in sixties Britain was not a bad gig. Good times rolled as plentiful employment meant disposable income was there to be spent on wonderful clothes & even better records. Personal freedoms were attained that were …

I SEE THE BIRDS HAVE FLOWN

This blog was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer, The 4th January 1642 was a day of high-drama within the Palace of Westminster as the toxic relationship between King Charles I and his Parliament reached endgame. The events of …

The Coupon Election

This blog was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. December 14th 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Coupon Election. Taking place just after World War One ended it has largely been forgotten, despite being one of the most …