The National Archives holds records of over a quarter of a million naturalisations which took place between 1844 and 1980. In this talk, they delve into the reasons why people took the decision to naturalise so they could celebrate becoming British, including their touching personal stories.
Find out about entertainment pioneers, Lew Grade and Bernard Delfont, and their role in redefining post-war Britain’s cultural identity. Discover why US author Henry James decided to become British in July 1915, at the age of 72 and less than a year before he died. And, understand more about Michael Marks and how he helped shape Britain’s high street in the 1880s with his business partner, Thomas Spencer.
This event will be presented by Roger Kershaw, Head of Strategic Operations and Volunteers.
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This online talk will be presented on Microsoft Teams.
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