The widest range of historical and cinema images for editorial and creative use
The National Archives
The National Archives is the UK Government's official archive, containing over 1000 years of history in a variety of formats including documents, posters, maps, advertisements, manuscripts and more. It cares for, makes available and 'brings alive' these historical records, and provides world class research facilities and expert advice. It also publishes all UK legislation and official publications, and is a leading advocate for the archive sector. Included among the treasures available to license through Mary Evans is the will of William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde's death certificate, Empire Marketing Board posters, letters from the Titanic and stunning Victorian textiles by Christopher Dresser and wallpaper designs by Williams Cooper Boyle. The sheer depth and variety of source material available through The National Archives makes this a collection with a difference. Major events and historic topics such as slavery, Irish emancipation, both World Wars, mining and political movements are all covered while quirkier images such as outlandish advertisements or charming Christmas cracker box designs, provide an unusual and unexpected twist.