Parliamentary archives

I recorded an interview yesterday for the BBC Radio 4 programme, The World this Weekend, about the Parliament Act 1911.  The basis for the piece is the display of material relating to the 1909 Budget and Parliament Act which has been put on display in the Royal Gallery in the Palace of Westminster.  You can see some of the documents here (just scroll down on the page and click on some of the links).   The documents are provided by the Parliamentary Archives: housed in Victoria Tower, the Archives hold a mass of fascinating material, indeed some 3 million documents.  They are open to anyone wishing to engage in research.

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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One Response to Parliamentary archives

  1. Frank W. Summers III says:

    Lord Norton,

    Archives are a bit of a major interest of mine although none so famous as that one. I spent time in the Center for Louisiana Studies Archives, the Hill Memorial archives, the Louisiana State archives, the New Orleans Notarial Collection Archives, The New Orleans Historical Collection archives, the Louisiana State Archives and numerous library reading rooms and clerks of courts vaults when I was younger. Although it was hard work and I was happy to get to a sprts field, a pond, a boat, a date or a hunt after a few consecutive days in such places I always treasured the times there too. One day perhaps I will vist those archives at Westminster which I have heard so much about…

    I am assured they have very few rivals in the Western world not very many in the whole planet….

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