We know that archive materials offer a window to the past, giving us the materials of history free of interpretation: this odd little book takes us away from the academic books and seminars analysing Byron’s radical politics or innovations in poetic form, to show us how some of Byron’s contemporaries actually read his work.
…Guest post by Carina Hart
Continue reading Finden’s Byron Beauties: Portraits of the Past
The MRC recently hosted an archive session for a group of A Level History students from Bilton School…
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The Modern Records Centre holds a full set of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants and National Union of Railwaymen journal the Railway Review, from its first issue on 16 July 1880 to its last (as the renamed Transport Review) in 1990…
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‘Seventeen years ago, man unleashed the power of the atom. He thereby took into his mortal hands the power of self-extinction.‘ – John F. Kennedy (1962)
…by Nick Edwards.
Continue reading Nuclear War in Coventry: Perspectives from the 1960s