Tag Archives: The National Archives

Suffrage 100: National Archives to host events to mark 1918 Act

The UK’s National Archives (TNA), located at Kew in South-West London, will host a variety of events during 2018 to mark the centenary of the groundbreaking Representation of the People Act 1918, which granted women over the age of 30 … Continue reading

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Breaking Free? New evidence released on Major’s tensions with Thatcher

Historians of British history in the 1980s and early 1990s have been given an interesting New Year present for 2018 by The National Archives (TNA), with the release of formerly secret government files which provide fascinating new evidence on the … Continue reading

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Thatcher’s Germanophobia? Newly-released files offer more clues

The latest round of declassified files from The National Archives (TNA) at Kew, south-west London, released last Friday (30th December), offer some further fascinating insights into Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister (PM) in the 1980s. The files, which mainly cover the … Continue reading

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Ministers and the Media: New evidence from the 1980s

The latest batch of British Government files from the 1980s, released to the National Archives (TNA) at Kew, south London, last month, include some interesting new evidence for historians on relations between government Ministers and media experts over questions of openness during times of … Continue reading

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Queen of Spies? The fascinating life of Daphne Park

A new book by author Paddy Hayes lifts the lid on some of the hidden aspects of the life of Daphne Park (1921-2010), who was born in Surrey and became arguably one of Britain’s most successful female spies in the … Continue reading

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