Thursday, May 8, 2008

Forgeries revealed in the National Archives

IT began with a letter uncovered nine years ago addressed by a duke to “Dear Mr Hitler”. One of the most extraordinary academic detective stories of modern times ended yesterday when the National Archives, the official custodian of Britain’s history, admitted that it had been the victim of a master forger. Read more>>

What made this story all the more interesting was the article was published on the weekend of the Family History Show 2 - 4 May, 2008 in Olympia, London where both the The National Archives and The Times both had show stands facing each other just a few metres apart.