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The March of the Women Collection documents the history of the women's movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Compiled over 30 years, it focuses on the suffragette movement and the role of women during the First World War, and features portraits of leading players such as Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst.
The National Archives is the UK Government's official archive with over a thousand years of history in documents, posters, maps, advertisements, manuscripts and more. Included among the treasures available through us is Shakespeare's will, Wilde's death certificate, letters from the Titanic and stunning Victorian textiles by Christopher Dresser.