Eight of England’s Most Magnificent Libraries

Libraries are ingrained into the blueprints of cities worldwide. As well as their obvious educational importance, they play a substantial role culturally and historically. Read more

Picturing the Blitz: Images of England at War

The National Buildings Record was born in the Blitz; hurriedly created in early 1941 to photograph and document the historic fabric of England before it was lost forever. TRead more

11 Striking Images from England’s Past

Choosing 300 images for Picturing England, a book featuring photographs from our Archive, was both a joy and a torment. It was a joy because my colleagues in the Archive unearthed so many fascinating and unfamiliar pictures from our holdings and a torment because we had to leave out so many wonderful photographs.Read more