Strange and intriguing items found in our National Archives

The UK National Archives house some of the nation’s most unusual, intriguing and monumental documents. There is a huge collection that is accessible to the public, masses of files and folders that can be used for any kind of research you may need to conduct.

Over the years, researchers, journalists, genealogists and historians have rifled through the contents of the NA and have stumbled upon some surprising items. Despite everything being recorded and filed away meticulously, there is so much history packed onto the shelves, that items and essential pieces of documents get forgotten about.

To highlight some of the most intriguing items found in our National Archives, the guys over at Storebox have created this infographic, detailing just a handful of the amazing discoveries unearthed over the last few years. These items and documents highlight some of the biggest events in our nation’s history and it even brings to light a few events that may have been forgotten about over the years.

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