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The Parliamentary Archives Jargon Buster: The Main Papers

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Protestation Returns

This blog was written by Verity Jones, Archives Assistant (Graduate Trainee). For our second jargon busting blog, we’re looking at one of the most unhelpfully named collections in the Parliamentary Archives – the Main Papers. While their name gives little …

Data Collection and Research in Economic History in the age of the 'Digital Revolution': A Guest Blog by Kara Dimitruk, University of California, Irvine

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There now hangs a print of the rolls of Acts of Parliament – inspired by the Act Room – above the large research table in the reading room of the Parliamentary Archives. This was a new addition on my most …

Researching Parliament as a court of law: Westminster and Dublin, 1603 – c. 1730. A guest blog by Dr Coleman A. Dennehy

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For the last two years I have been working on an Irish Research Council Marie Skłodowska-Curie Elevate project entitled ‘Competing jurisdictions: appellate justice in the Dublin and Westminster parliaments, 1603 – c. 1730. The project is an attempt to understand …

Barry and Pugin: New light on an old controversy

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Caroline Shenton writes: It is always exciting when long-lost archives come to light, never more so than last year when the Parliamentary Archives acquired a small but significant collection of personal papers from some descendants of Sir Charles Barry, architect …