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Bloomsbury Churchill Archive

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Published in October 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing in collaboration with the Churchill Archives Centre, the Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history.

It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. This is more than a fantastic collection of primary source material; it is a unique online resource offering new insight into a fascinating period of our past.


Explore by Topic

Uncover insights into topics spanning society, governance, politics, religion, war, and the public and private lives of Winston S. Churchill himself.

Explore by Place

Focus on the archive through reference to the continents and countries, cities and settlements, and seas and islands mentioned in the documents.

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Explore by Period

Discover the collection through particular years or time periods across Churchill's life and times, and before, back to his ancestors in the seventeenth century.

Explore by People

Investigate individuals from more than two hundred years of history who appear in the Archive - from kings to commoners. 

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With a subscription, you can access the full archive, as well as specially commissioned essays written by leading historians and curated groups of documents focussing on wide areas of study and research.

The Churchill Archive is available for purchase by institutions via subscription or on a perpetual access basis.

Free trials are now available

These trials are open to teachers, faculty and librarians of universities, colleges, and academic institutions (private and public) and the duration and timings of these can be negotiated in order to suit the requirements of individual institutions. Please do get in touch if you’re interested in a free trial and we’ll do our very best to meet your institution’s specific needs.  Contact us

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