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

History is everywhere in popular culture. But the truth is harder to find. On the Record is a podcast by The National... more

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On_The_Record_S5Ep1 Trials_ Ordeal and Combat.pdf

08 Apr 2021 ·
Trials: Ordeal and Combat

In the first installment of our series about trial records, we’re examining the history of trials by ordeal and combat.... more

08 Apr 2021 · 34 minutes
Trailer: Trials

In our latest three-part podcast series, we are exploring stories from our collection which tell the history of trials, from... more

06 Apr 2021 · 2 minutes
Public Health Crises: Exploring Britain’s Medical History

Over the last 600 years Britain has faced its fair share of public health crises. In this episode we investigate the Black Death, cholera,... more

18 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Public Health Crises: Exploring Britain’s Medical History

Over the centuries, Britain has faced its fair share of public health crises and recently we have seen an increase... more

15 Feb 2021 · 1 minute
Victorian Cats, Medieval Hospitals, and Frontline Nurses

Illustrator Louis Wain changed the way we think about cats and their welfare. Richard, better known as Dick, Whittington's charity... more

26 Nov 2020 · 41 minutes
Smugglers, Spies and Dragon Slayers

A spy named Pearl jumps from a plane under cover of night. A Thai shopkeeper named Boonpong risks everything for... more

12 Nov 2020 · 44 minutes
Civil Rights & Public Health

In 1921, W.E.B. Du Bois sent a letter to Winston Churchill which illuminates the Pan-African and anti-colonial activism of the... more

29 Oct 2020 · 39 minutes
Trailer: Heroic Deeds

In this three-part series we’re exploring the theme of heroic deeds. You’ll hear about spies parachuting into enemy territories and... more

22 Oct 2020 · 2 minutes
Untold Battle of Britain

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” That iconic Churchill... more

15 Sep 2020 · 43 minutes
On the Record at The National Archives
On_The_Record_S5Ep1 Trials_ Ordeal and Combat.pdf
On the Record at The National Archives