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On the Record at The National Archives
On the Record at The National Archives
The National Archives

1000 years of history, 1000 years of stories to uncover. The National Archives presents On the Record, a podcast that unearths... more

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A flying machine , a fish-shaped hot air balloon, and a self-ventilating hat. From million dollar ideas... more

05 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
Trailer: Inventions

A flying machine, a fish-shaped hot air balloon, and a self-ventilating hat. In this episode of On the Record,... more

02 Oct 2023 · 1 minute
Women's Land Army

Muck-spreading, rat-gassing, carrot-pulling — all in a day’s work for a land girl! You probably know the land girls as... more

17 Aug 2023 · 40 minutes
Trailer: Women's Land Army

In this episode, we're digging deeper into the history of the Women's Land Army, using The National Archives’ unique collections to... more

14 Aug 2023 · 2 minutes
Windrush at 75

Reporters, cameras, speeches, and even songs publicised the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush when it docked at Tilbury on... more

15 Jun 2023 · 34 minutes
Trailer: Windrush at 75

In this episode, we highlight the experiences of the Windrush Generation, who travelled to Britain between 1948 and 1971. We... more

12 Jun 2023 · 1 minute

From Richard III’s lavish wardrobe to Queen Victoria’s chaotic ceremony, coronations have a rich and fascinating history. For some, a... more

27 Apr 2023 · 47 minutes

Take a closer look at records of propaganda in our collections.  In this episode, we have four stories of deliberate... more

16 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
Trailer: Propaganda

In this episode, we’re looking at propaganda in our collections.  We share four stories of deliberate attempts by governments to... more

13 Feb 2023 · 2 minutes
Treason: Rebellion

By 1800, there were 300,000 Africans enslaved in the British colony of Jamaica. Despite harsh punishments and low odds of... more

24 Nov 2022 · 37 minutes
On the Record at The National Archives
On the Record at The National Archives