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    @UKParlArchives - 30/05/2023

    Fans of Radio Four’s brilliant ‘In Our Time’ may be interested in reading Lord Melvyn Bragg’s first ever memoir ‘Back in the Day’. Reflecting the post-war era in the Cumbrian town of Wigton. From our collections his Writs of Summons tabled with the Lords in 2005. #TowerSocialHist https://t.co/kgIdg4wboh

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    @UKParlArchives - 29/05/2023

    In May 1980, Linton Kweisi Johnson released ‘Bass Culture’. The album was influenced by Sus laws and racialised policing in England. Sus laws allowed police to stop, search and arrest people suspected of breaking the law. From our archives, a 1980 SUS Meeting Notice. #TowerArts https://t.co/3W7gZzJKJK

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    @UKParlArchives - 26/05/2023

    Today is Kent County Day. So, what else to include from our collection than this print of 'The Fair Maids of Kent' from 1921. Written by Rev. Alfred Winnifrith, a Man of Kent. He also wrote the 'Biography of Men of Kent and Kentish Men'. Do you know the difference? #TowerRegions https://t.co/dlZIBa8BeV

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    @UKParlArchives - 26/05/2023

    There are many great stories from the life of Tony Benn MP. Perhaps the finest is when he changed constitutional law by disclaiming the Stansgate Peerage. The latest blog from ‘Inside the Act Room’ titled ‘1005 Days’ details his political exile & triumph. https://t.co/6WWu90nUMA https://t.co/0tlhWYWfn9

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    @UKParlArchives - 25/05/2023

    It would be a dereliction of duty to not include Lloyd George in an A-Z of our Archives. For ‘L’ let’s turn to the personal papers of this great Welsh politician. In a career of many highs, we’ve singled out his epic 1909 People’s Budget with some scrawled speech notes. #TowerA-Z https://t.co/YViEHmi9B8

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    @UKParlArchives - 24/05/2023

    With the recent coronation, it is only fitting that a King is mentioned in the A-Z of our Archives. For ‘K’, we have a printed 1485 Exchequer Note from King Richard III’s reign. He was the last King of the House York after his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field. #TowerA-Z https://t.co/6hHBx3XES3

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    @UKParlArchives - 23/05/2023

    Journals of the House are a collections staple. So, when it came to ‘J’ in our A-Z of the Archive listings we had to mark these fantastic original manuscripts. From April 1571 this extract details a little bit of tension between Queen Elizabeth I & her Parliamentarians. #TowerA-Z https://t.co/wXBY3d7EoE

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    @UKParlArchives - 22/05/2023

    When Baroness Warnock died four years ago many tributes focused on her efforts in the field of special educational needs. In May 1978 the Committee she chaired published a report that recommended learning-disabled children be taught in the mainstream school system. #TowerEquality https://t.co/C7Fhbn9I0y

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    @UKParlArchives - 19/05/2023

    Few if any British philosophers have been considered a household name except for this month’s Hall of Fame inductee Bertrand Russell. A tireless social campaigner he received a peerage in 1931. From our collections an article penned by him advocating world peace. #TowerHallofFame https://t.co/3nyEil9HMm

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    @UKParlArchives - 18/05/2023

    @MuseumCromwell @civilwarcentre @CambsArchives @EnglishCivilWar @17thCenturyLady @Cromwellorg @Cromwells_House @DrRJWarren @_paullay @Huntingdon_Town Delighted to have lent to this exhibition - hope it is a success!