Voices of History


Last updated: 5th April 2016

Voices of History: Listen to some of the British Libraries recordings of some of the most significant leaders and historical figures of the last 150 years...

Those included so far:

Margaret Thatcher

Argentina invades the Falklands (1982) 

Florence Nightingale

To the old soldiers of Balaclava (1890) 

Christabel Harriette Pankhurst

Votes for women! (1908) 

David Lloyd George

The famous 'People's Budget' (1909) 

Vladimir Ilich Lenin

In memory of Comrade Yakov Mikhailovich (1919) 

George V

Christmas speech on the wireless (1932) 

Stanley Baldwin

What it means to be British (1937) 

Princess Elizabeth

Message to the children of Britain (1940) 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (1941) 

Bertrand Russell

On nuclear disarmament (1959)