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A taxing responsibility: Subsidies of the Clergy, 1543-1628

This blog was written by Dr Edward Taylor, Library Assistant at the House of Lords Library. I recently gained the opportunity to volunteer for the Collection Care team at the Parliamentary Archives. One of my tasks was to audit a …

The Protestation Returns, Lancashire and Recusants

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Content warning: This article contains historic language some may find offensive. The language has been included in the blog to accurately reflect the content of the records. Today, the county of Lancashire is associated with hotpot, Blackpool Tower Ballroom, and the …

The Parliamentary Archives Jargon Buster: The Main Papers

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 …