|Here are six galleries studying the varied life of the British people in 1906-18, plus a seventh gallery devoted to|
|Britain was a land of empire and wealth, of hope and glory. By contrast it was also a country of poverty, ill health and misery. Learn how the Liberal government tried to help the least fortunate in society.||Britain was a country of seeming contradictions - where women were idealised as angels of the home yet did some of the worst jobs for the lowest pay and could not vote to change things. Learn more about the campaign for women's suffrage.||One of the biggest forces for change is war and the deadly struggle of the First World War changed Britain in many ways. Find out more about British life in 1914-18.|
First World War centenary
The National Archives will be marking the centenary of the First World War with an extensive programme, spanning the period from 2014 - 2019. To find out more about our plans, visit our dedicated First World War site.