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The Newport Rising

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This blog was written by Katie Widdowson, Assistant Archives Officer. From July 2019, the Parliamentary Archives’ exhibition will be on the Newport Rising. You can view this display as part of a tour of the UK Parliament, find out more …

The Coupon Election

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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 …

1539: The Origin of Statutory Compulsory Purchase of Land for Transport Development

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A guest post by Stephen Gadd, PhD candidate at Winchester University I am examining the legislative and regulatory changes of the sixteenth century which laid the foundations in England and Wales for later transport development, including river navigation, road and …

NEW PLAYS, NEW PLAYERS: THE END OF THEATRE CENSORSHIP IN THE UK

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Today's blog was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. This summer, the Parliamentary Archives, Norman Porch display in the Palace of Westminster exhibits documents celebrating the 50th anniversary of theatre censorship being lifted. You can see the exhibition if …