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  • Tales from the Captain's Log |  The National Archives

    Tales from the Captain's Log

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By The National Archives
    • Narrated By Mark Topping
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    For centuries, ships' commanders kept journals that recorded their missions. These included voyages of discovery to unknown lands, engagements in war and sea and general trade. Many of their logs, diaries and letters were lodged at The National Archives and give a vivid picture of the situations that they encountered. Entries range from Captain James Cook's notes of his discovery of the South Pacific and Australia, to logs of the great naval battles, such as Waterloo and Trafalgar.

  • In Their Own Words: A History in Letters |  The National Archives

    In Their Own Words: A History in Letters

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By The National Archives
    • Narrated By Daniel Mays, Miriam Margolyes, David Haig, and others
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    The way we communicate has changed. Today many of our interactions are digital, but until recently writing letters was the norm. Drawing from over 100 miles of records held at the UK's official government archive, The National Archives at Kew, this collection of letters, postcards and telegrams will shine a spotlight on a range of significant historical moments and occurrences, recapturing a lost world in which correspondence was king.

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