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The National Archives Beta

Discover some of the most important and unusual records from over 1000 years of history.

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You are viewing a beta version of our new website, where we test new features we are developing. This is part of our ambitious plans to reimagine the way the public accesses The National Archives online. Please enjoy, explore and give us feedback.

Stories from the Collection is a new way to learn about the people, places and events featured in our records. These articles bring to life the human stories from The National Archives’ vast collection, showcasing fascinating records, blogs by our experts, podcasts, videos and more.

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