Annual Bond Lecture, with Caroline Shenton, and British Records Association AGM, October 27, 2016

  ‘Beyond the Portcullis: the pleasures, challenges and frustrations of writing stories from the Parliamentary Archives’   On the 70th anniversary of the Parliamentary Archives Dr Caroline Shenton reflects on the pleasures, challenges and frustrations of creating popular history. Caroline Shenton was Director of the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster from 2008 to 2014, and prior to that was a senior archivist at Parliament and The National Archives. Her first book, The Day Parliament Burned Down, an hour-by-hour account of the 1834 fire that ...

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