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Research and history

The history we hold here is far more than the dates of monarchs and battles that you may have been taught about at school. It's a wealth of fascinating detail of the lives of the people and places in Northamptonshire and beyond. 

Every day at the Northamptonshire Record Office someone uncovers a detail that may not have been seen for hundreds of years.

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Today marks the anniversary of Henry VIII coming to the throne in 1509, aged just 17. In contrast to the large overweight man we all know from Hans Ho...

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We have just added the Arnold of Furtho collection to our online catalogue. This large charity collection contains a wide range of material relating t...

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The team are at Towcester Library today - come and say hello and find out more about our fabulous documents.

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Here's a sketch of a rabbit to wish you a Happy Easter! The sketch is from a letter by a Rev W.H. Fearis in 1922. We hold a bundle of his letters, e...

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The Priority Digitisation service is now closed for the Easter break and will return on Monday 25th April. Our standard service is available as usual...

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