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    @UKParlArchives - 13/06/2023

    Dust off your favourite boat shoes… As we take a nautically nostalgic trip back six decades to the summer of 1962. When Reginald Bennett MP & his fellow sailors from the House of Commons Yacht Club ventured to a sunkissed Poole Bay to enjoy the Olympic Class Regatta. #TowerSport https://t.co/9rZ54qIHBU

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    @UKParlArchives - 12/06/2023

    After four years of research, it has now been confirmed that the ‘unknown wreck off Eastbourne’ was in fact the 17thC Dutch warship ‘Klein Hollandia’ that took part in the 2nd Anglo-Dutch War. From that same period a 1665 Resolution from King Charles II on the conflict. #TowerRex https://t.co/gfh3dqqkxk

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    @UKParlArchives - 10/06/2023

    This weekend the @KiteFSTVL takes place. Uniquely curated to combine good music with some great ideas. Where you can have a wee dance to Suede & Alison Goldfrapp or take in a talk by former PM Sir John Major. Here he is at the despatch box in his Parliamentary heyday. #TowerArts https://t.co/zhKlRCIdWT

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    @UKParlArchives - 09/06/2023

    Continuing our A-Z of the Archives, here is an unusual item. See ‘O’ for Oil Slick Specimen. This bagged sample from the Eleni V was given at a Commons Science & Technology Committee in 1978. The oil tanker was pierced, releasing 5000 tonnes of fuel into the North Sea. #TowerA-Z https://t.co/lPzke2MGnj

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    @UKParlArchives - 08/06/2023

    Next, in our Archives, A-Z is ‘N’ for Naseby Letters! During the Civil War, King Charles I lost at the crucial Battle of Naseby in 1645. He left behind a series of coded letters meant for those he trusted. Parliament later published the decoded letters for the public. #TowerA-Z https://t.co/wnxlPaiRcx

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    @UKParlArchives - 07/06/2023

    We’re taking it back to the old school with our first choice for the latest instalment of our monthly A-Z of the Archives. For ‘M’ read Microfilm Machine! A heavy-duty behemoth from a not-so-digitized era of archival research that will always command the utmost respect. #TowerA-Z https://t.co/CFo2Ert13j

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    @UKParlArchives - 06/06/2023

    They’ll be no final curtain call for Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre after a recent campaign to save it was successful. The great & good have graced its stage including Lloyd George. In 1910 he spoke at a Liberal Party shindig despite having a severe cold (see below). #TowerSocialHist https://t.co/Fwisn3mAAx

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    @UKParlArchives - 05/06/2023

    Noel Coward was a national treasure before the term became commonplace. Oliver Soden’s new book ‘Masquerade’ chronicles his incredible life and theatrical triumphs. Below a 1927 letter he wrote to Max Beaverbrook on that all-important subject… arranging Sunday lunch! #TowerIcons https://t.co/cSaYfQ8JlG

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    @UKParlArchives - 02/06/2023

    What’s not to love about ’Around the World in 80 Days’? To mark the book’s 150th anniversary a new theatre production of the tome is touring the country. Of course, 'The Reform Club' is where Fogg’s wager was agreed & here’s its centenary dinner programme from 1936. #TowerQuirks https://t.co/uOwiPAI3jB

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    @UKParlArchives - 31/05/2023

    On 5 May 1760, Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, became the last peer hanged for murder! Ferrers shot his steward, John Johnson, and was later placed on trial at the House of Lords. From our archives, Lord Great Chamberlain’s pass to the trial in April 1760. #LondonHistoryDay https://t.co/eGoXvgLa98