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When Records Began- A Plotted History of the Parliamentary Archives Firsts

This image shows a a map like plan. The river Dee runs through the plan. Farmland features heavily. There is compass in the top right hand corner.

Parliament first began to keep and preserve its archives in 1497. The Parliamentary Archives collects significant records created by Parliament such as Acts of Parliament, as well as documents that record the activity of Parliament such as journals and Hansard. …

Haunted Glass and Hidden History – details from our photographic collections

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Learn more about the Parliamentary Archives photograph collection and the secrets hidden in them. This blog was written by Simon Barnes and Tim Banting, Heritage Photographers in the Parliamentary Archives The UK Parliament recently shared a photograph from our collections, …