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Churchill, wanted dead or alive

Another exciting new addition to the archives, this letter, 114 years old today, is a key witness to the hair-raising events in the Boer War that really began Churchill's political career. Letter from Churchill on ...

Happy anniversaries ...

This month is the 30th anniversary of the election of Neil Kinnock as leader of the Labour Party, in October 1983. To mark this, here are a few documents from his campaign.

Margaret Thatcher's 1983 papers released

Previously unseen personal papers from Margaret Thatcher's 1983 papers have been opened and made available to the public for the first time.

Opening of new Duff and Diana Cooper papers

The Churchill Archives Centre has recently acquired an extensive new chunk of the papers of Alfred Duff Cooper, 1st Lord Norwich, and of his wife, the super-glamorous Lady Diana Cooper.

Archives Centre: Image of the Month

Churchill accompanying Kaiser Wilhelm II on manoeuvres in Germany, October 1913.

Archives Centre: Image of the Month

The fifth Bikini Atoll atom bomb test, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

No cigar?

Finally, in the Archives Centre's 40th year, a small but significant gap in our holdings has been plugged: we have one of Churchill's cigars!